Our oral health is all about the health of our teeth, gums and everything that enables us to speak, smile and chew.

While oral conditions are often seen as specific individual conditions, they’re actually often connected to other illnesses,. Indeed, maintaining good oral health can even play a role in helping to manage other conditions.

Some of the most common oral health conditions and diseases include cavities (tooth decay), gum disease and oral cancers. Cancers of the lip and oral cavity are among the top 20 cancers worldwide, and are the cause of more than 180,000 deaths each year.

Our oral health is often influenced by our intake of sugary foods and drinks, tobacco usage, alcohol consumptions and dental habits. As a result, it’s often a good indicator of our wider health, and is often well-linked to conditions such as diabetes or poor health such as obesity.