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News / September 18, 2015

Oral health infographic highlights bad habits

by Guy Hiscott

Cork practice Dervla Leavy Dental Care has created an infographic to show how poor oral health can have a negative impact on general health.

Dervla Leavy of Dervla Leavy Dental Care hopes the graphic will ensure the public are aware of the relationship between oral and general health.

The graphic looks at how oral health can be damaged by bad habits such as heavy smoking, excessive alcohol consumption and an unhealthy diet.

Dervla explains: ‘We want to highlight how poor oral health can have a negative impact on our overall health, and to recommend several courses of action as to how you can avoid the dangers that are presented by oral diseases.

‘We hope that the information contained in this infographic will help people to recognise the potential damage that can be caused by poor oral health, and to take action to ensure it doesn’t afflict them.

‘This graphic is sure to be of great relevance to any health care professional, especially those in the dental industry. Indeed, as this is an issue which affects the majority of the world’s population, it is something that the public at large should find most useful and educational.’

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