Don’t brush it off

Ludwig’s angina, a potentially life-threatening infection of the floor of the mouth, usually starts with a dental infection caused by poor oral health and can cause a person’s airway to swell shut.

Although more common before the introduction of antibiotics, cases of Ludwig’s angina still show up in today’s emergency rooms. In addition, heart infections have been linked to dental infections, and gum disease has also been linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes and a higher risk of heart attack or stroke.

The simple solution? Brush and floss your teeth and see a dentist on a regular basis.

Maintaining oral health is a relatively simple thing. It’s so cost-effective. Why would you want to expose yourself to the risk of all the possible adverse outcomes?

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