For the longest time, general dentistry has been deemed one of the more innocuous fields of medicine. After all, dental visits are only required twice a year, and oral health maintenance is pretty low-key, with teeth brushing and flossing as the most common prescriptions. However, according to recent studies, toothaches and other dental pains can presage a lot more than just a bit of pain brought about by an overindulgence in sweets. Our mouth provides an entrance to our body, and a healthy mouth—in case you don’t know it yet–ensures our body’s overall health. Infections that begin in the mouth often manage to spread to other parts of the body. Fremont family dental care office of Dr. Sheila Dobee emphasizes the importance of this holistic view and is committed to educating its patients towards better dental health practices.