Most people are of the opinion that oral hygiene is only for having a good smile and fresh breath. So people have a tendency to become rather negligent of oral health care. But, it should be on our mind at all times that all the food we eat pass through our mouth.
If your mouth if filled with bacteria and germs then all that will get carried to your belly irrespective of what food you eat. Also, the mouth is a vital part of the body and hence lack of oral health care can lead to a variety of diseases, including cancer.
Now this is not to get you depressed or anything like that. Instead, take the read as a precautionary statement about the effects that can come from neglected oral care and the relation between your mouth and your overall health.
The Direct Consequences of Poor Oral Care