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Does Poor Oral Health Show Up in Other Parts of Your Body?

Posted on 8/24/2020 by Barbara Ketchum
Most people understand that some health issues can lead to serious complications if not treated properly. However, you may not be aware that almost every part of the body is connected to each other, and what damages one area can lead to problems elsewhere. In recent years professionals have discovered the link between oral health and overall body health. Understanding the Connection First, we need to understand just how the mouth is connected to other parts of the body. When bacteria are allowed to build up on teeth and gums, it makes your mouth prone to infection. When there are excess bad bacteria, the immune system begins to attack the infection and it leads to the gums becoming inflamed. This inflammation will continue unless the infection is managed with proper care. But if inflammation is ignored, it will over time release chemicals that eats away at the gums which can result in gum disease. Every time there is inflammation that begins in the mouth, it appears to weaken the body and its ability to control blood sugar levels, this means that people with diabetes who already have trouble processing sugar could have further complications. We understand the mouth is the entry point to our digestive and respiratory system, so it makes sense that poor oral health can affect those areas. One thing is clear and that is the body and mouth are not separate, they are connected in every way. When we maintain good proper oral care, it can help us live a far healthier life. Oral hygiene habits should include brushing teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled brush, fluoride toothpaste, dental floss, mouthwash to remove leftover food particles that brushing couldn't reach, maintaining a healthy diet, limiting intake of sugary foods, and having regular dental checks. If you follow those steps, you will be on your way to protecting your oral health and therefore whole-body health. To schedule your routine dental check, call us today....
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