At Pewaukee Dental, we care about your total health. A healthy body starts with a healthy mouth. The health of your mouth plays a vital role in your overall health. Good oral hygiene and oral health can improve your overall health, reducing the risk of serious disease. There are links between heart disease, stroke, and more. Bleeding gums, cavities, dry mouth, or fungal infections can clue your dentist to check for more serious systemic problems such as diabetes, HIV, or leukemia.