Does Poor Oral Health Impact Mental Health?

Recent data from the Pitt Dental Medicine Dental Registry and DNA Repository (DRDR) shows that poor oral health does not have a major impact on mental health issues or cardiovascular risks. Interestingly, the research done here at Pitt points to the opposite, that poor overall health has more of a detrimental effect on oral health.

Worse Caries Experience Does Not Lead to Worse Overall Health is a recent research paper by Pitt Dental Medicine professor, Dr. Alexandre Vieira, which was published this year.