The mouth is vital for so much that we do. From talking to eating to smiling or frowning. The mouth is also a gateway to the entire body – a connector to overall health. The MDA’s new dental education campaign, Healthy Gums, Healthy You, demonstrates the impact that a person’s oral health has on their overall health and well-being. Growing evidence shows an association between periodontal (gum) disease and other serious medical problems, including heart disease, diabetes, and adverse pregnancy outcomes.