Dental health is part of total health.
Access to dental healthcare should be just as important as access to antibiotics when you have a infection or access to medical treatment when you hurt yourself . However, we don’t always place this kind of importance to dental health. We might think a nice smile is just cosmetic and not as important as a health heart or healthy lungs.
Your Mouth is the Gateway to Your Body
The health of your mouth, your teeth and your gums can be a reflection of your overall health. Infections of the mouth can affect other areas of the body such as heart health. Poor oral health can lead to poor digestive health. Cancers can orginate in the mouth and need to be screened for.
Aside from the medical implications of oral health, our mouths and smile help connect us to each other. The mouth and teeth are the first things we notice when we meet people. Smiling. Talking. These are essential to healthy and productive social and professional interactions. Poor oral health can affect our personal and social lives and in turn, affect our mental health.
NMS aims to help improve the lives of those affected by poor dental health.