Having a healthy mouth leads to having a healthy body. This infographic created by Birch Dental Group in Vancouver, BC tells us how poor oral health could be connected to diabetes, and the things we can do to make sure that our mouth is as healthy as it can be. Did you know that an incredible 96% of Canadian adults have experienced dental cavities at some point? That high percentage is staggering enough, but a quarter of the Canadian population ignores scheduling regular dentist appointments.
There are ways to prevent gum disease and other oral infections just by making sure you brush your teeth, tongue and gumline daily and floss twice a day as well to make sure your mouth is as fresh as it can be, and to prevent the build up of bacteria in your mouth. Another important point is targeted at smokers who have five times higher chances of getting gum disease than non smokers. If you need help with your dental health, you can always approach Birch Dental Group for an appointment to make sure your pearly whites are as healthy as they can be.
Score from the experts at Killer Infographics
Visual Communication - 65%
Design - 50%
Content/Script - 65%
Usability - 60%
This infographic offers some information about dental health and its relation to the prevalence of diabetes. The stats and directives are presented fairly clearly, with helpful type emphasis on key data. While some stats could benefit from data visualization — to boost visual communication — the piece itself is full of information. The infographic's linear structure is helpful to keep a reader moving through the piece. Some design elements, however, are a bit discombobulating. Additionally, the different design styles are a bit distracting. Overall, there's a lot of helpful information included in the infographic, but it's not necessarily clear whether the information answers the titular question of an oral health–diabetes correlation, so we'd give this piece a D.