It might seem like a trivial thing but dental health is critically tied to overall health. Keeping a healthy mouth will work wonders on all aspects of the body, some you might not even expect. Of course, dentists have known for a long time that brushing your teeth can fight plaque and gum disease. But in the last few decades, several unexpected strides have been made in the field of dentistry that link together other aspects of health, some of those links entirely unknown until now. What follows is a brief list of benefits that proper dental health can have on other aspects of the body. Many are strange. Some are astounding. And all of them, we’ve come to find out, are very surprising.