Maintaining your health requires a multi-disciplined approach. You need to eat a healthy and well balanced diet, exercise every day and get seven or eight hours of sleep at night. But even with all of that, your overall health may be at risk if you’re not taking good care of your oral health. Dentists and physicians know that your mouth plays an important role in the health of your body. In particular, the condition of your gums can be a telltale sign. Fortunately, gum disease therapy can eliminate the bacterial infection that has been linked to several bodily illnesses and diseases.