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How Dental Health Affect The Overall Health?

Doesn’t it surprise you when someone says that your dental health impacts your overall health?

But it is scientifically proven that dental illness is linked to several diseases in the human body like diabetes, respiratory disease, osteoporosis, heart attack, etc. 

Sometimes, dental health can impact your mental health by affecting your quality of life. 

Let’s know more about the connection between dental health and overall health. But you should always keep in mind that you should get your dental treatment done at the best dental clinic to get the best possible assistance you need.

The connection between dental health and other body parts starts with your mouth. It is the entry point of all the germs and bacteria to the digestive system leading to diseases.

Studies show that oral bacteria and periodontitis (Inflammation associated with a severe form of gum disease) can lead to ailments.  

Inversely, diseases like HIV/AIDS, diabetes can also lower the resistance to fight the infection in the human body.

Combining 1000+ medical cases related to dental illness, the researchers found that those suffering from gum disease were twice as likely as others to die from a heart attack.

There is a probability that the mouth infection may lead the bacteria to your bloodstream. It can affect your body parts, predominantly the heart. 

LINKS OF DENTAL HEALTH TO OVERALL HEALTH

Various diseases are linked to your dental health. Here are some of them:

DIABETES

People who are suffering from diabetes should take extra care of their dental illness.  Research shows, diabetes can cause infection, pain, and other problems in your mouth. 

If a person is diabetic, and cannot control it, the level of glucose in saliva will increase. Thus, the bacteria in their mouth will surge. 

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

As per the recent study, the bacteria in the mouth may be connected to Alzheimer’s. The bacterium called Porphyromonas gingivitis is responsible for this disease. The bacteria can move from the mouth to the brain, releasing the enzymes harming the nerve cells, leading to memory loss.

PNEUMONIA 

Poor care of oral health is likely to increase the risk of pneumonia. The natural bacteria occurring from your mouth can reach your lungs which may cause pneumonia and increase the risk of emphysema.

HIV/AIDS

Dental infection is susceptible to people living with HIV/AIDS. The mouth may be the first part that can be affected by HIV. Due to HIV, the immune system gets weakened, which may cause pain in the mouth and loss of the tooth. People with HIV may also experience dry mouth, thrush, mouth ulcers, and red band gingivitis. 

WAYS OF PROTECTION TO YOUR DENTAL HEALTH

Following are the ways to keep your oral health perfect –

Brush at least twice a day. Many don’t brush their teeth at night. Brushing at night helps to rid of germs and plaque that accrue all through the day.

Your tongue can also lead to oral health problems. Plaque also builds upon the tongue, so it is also essential to brush your tongue.

  • Remove food particles by using mouthwash after brushing.
  • Control your diet. Eat Healthy and limit sugary drinks and foods.
  • Do not use tobacco products at any cost.
  • Be sure to go for a regular checkup and cleaning of your teeth.
  • Do not undervalue oral health as dental care is directly connected to overall health.

You must get your oral health checked at the best Dental clinic to get the best and quality treatment you need. You can  visit Arrow Dental Centre for a thorough dental checkup.

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