Oral health, general health and quality of life.

  title={Oral health, general health and quality of life.},
  author={Aubrey Sheiham},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={83 9},
  • Aubrey Sheiham
  • Published 2005 in Bulletin of the World Health Organization
The compartmentalization involved in viewing the mouth separately from the rest of the body must cease because oral health affects general health by causing considerable pain and suffering and by changing what people eat, their speech and their quality of life and well-being. Oral health also has an effect on other chronic diseases (1). Because of the failure to tackle social and material determinants and incorporate oral health into general health promotion, millions suffer intractable… CONTINUE READING