Too often, we think of our oral health as seperate from our overall health. In reality, the health of our teeth and gums is intertwined with the rest of our body. Your mouth is the main entrance to the body. Gums and teeth are linked to the disgestive, nervous, endocrine, lymphatic, and skeletal systems and the bloodstream. And they share the harmful organisms that cause disease. this is why your Hartford dentist is so important to your health and well-being. Your dentist is an expert in diagnosing and treating conditions of your teeth, gums and upper jaw and face – conditions that can impact your overalll health. Most important, your Hartford dentist can help you prevent damaging and costly oral health problems from occuring in the first place.