Featured image: Correlation With Oral Care & Lung Complications | ©Renee Cannon 

Many people are aware that dental health is important but many are unaware that there is a connection between oral health and overall health. In general, problems that occur in your mouth can either give clues to your overall health or the problems can affect the rest of your body in ways like cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and many other things.

These illustrations from Medical Illustration Sourcebook artists aim to educate the public about the importance of dental care and what can result with improper care of the teeth.

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Symptoms of Periodontal Disease | ©Alison E. Burke


Gum Disease | ©Fran Milner


The Progression of Tooth Decay | ©Graham Studios


Root Canal Prep | ©Jackie Heda


Gum Graft Procedure | ©Laurie O’Keefe


Healthy Gums | ©Gary Carlson