Whoopi Goldberg recently returned to the TV show The View after undergoing emergency gum surgery. She spoke candidly and emotionally about her dental health. The segment can be found on YouTube.
Whoopi said in part: “Take care of your teeth. I am embarrassed to say this to people. I have great dental insurance and I did nothing with it. For years and years I let my mouth go and I am paying the price. I am losing teeth because I am losing bone and I brought this on myself because I could have prevented it. Your mouth is connected to your entire system, your immune system. If you do not take care of your mouth, you are not taking care of your body and it will kill you. … They finally linked mouth health to heart health. Dentistry has changed so much. I’m begging you – save your own life. Don’t do what I’ve done. I’m going to lose my teeth.”
Thank you, Whoopi. I hope the public is listening.