Besides your regular cleaning, what is the most common reason you go to the dentist? Tooth hurting? Well, it's a good time to make an ap...
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Many people don't know but the health of your mouth can affect the rest of your body. They are interconnected and just because the effects are most of the time delayed they get ignored or overlooked.
Bacteria from teeth and gums can affect your overall health in many ways. The reverse is true too, having good oral care habits isn’t just about keeping your choppers healthy.
Probably the most common connections associated with poor mouth health are heart diseases and diabetes. Periodontal disease is associated with atherosclerosis, meaning arteries getting clogged by fats.
Regarding diabetes it seems to be a two-way street: diabetics tend to have trouble processing sugar because of a lack of insulin, and gum disease can further intensify this problem.
Other studies suggest that infections in the gums that can lead to tooth loss may release inflammatory substances which, in turn, can aggravate brain inflammation that causes neuronal (brain cell) death and eventually leads to memory loss. That is the gate to Dementia.
There are other links to lung diseases or cancer and they can all be prevented by taking better care of your oral health. Floss every day (those travel floss picks you can keep in your car do wonders!) and brush your teeth twice a day.
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