How Your Dental Health Affects Your Overall Health
Your body is your temple. Do your body good and it will do good to you. Simple mantra. As the saying goes” take care of your body, it is the only place you have to live in.”
Health is wealth, treasure it! Health is a state of complete well being and dental care is an intrinsic part of it. Dental health is often ignored, and lack of dental care may lead to a host of illnesses.
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General dentistry is the branch of oral science that encompasses all procedures and services aimed at maintaining your oral health. General dentistry comprises of overall dental care for patients of all ages. At our Concord centre general dentistry practice, we ensure that you enjoy a lifetime of optimal oral health. Our Concord dentists recommend daily flossing, brushing teeth twice daily and rinsing your mouth after every meal to keep oral bacteria at bay.
Our dental health and general health go hand in hand. Oral health is the window to your overall health. Good oral care can help boost up body’s natural defenses. Any lack of oral care can lead to dental problems and gum disease which in turn can lead to serious health problems.
Effects of Poor Dental Health on Overall Wellness
Dental health is the overall health of your mouth, teeth and gums. If ignored it may cause:
- Gingivitis- It is a gum disease characterized by red and puffy gums and inflammation of gum tissue due to the formation of plaque on teeth surface.
- Periodontitis- It is a serious gum disease that can occur with or without gingivitis. In addition to plaque buildup and inflammation of gums, periodontitis in its severe form affects ligaments, teeth and jaws.
- Premature birth- Pregnant women are more prone to get oral infections because of hormonal changes taking place in their bodies. Gingivitis and periodontitis have been known to cause premature births and low birth weight of babies in pregnant women.
- Other health issues- It has been discovered that diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke and respiratory disease are linked to advanced gum disease.
- Dementia and Alzheimer disease- If left untreated, the bacteria from gingivitis can reach brain and kill the brain cells. This can result in dementia and Alzheimer disease.
- Lack of Confidence- A set of pearly whites encompassed in freshly pink gums can boost up your confidence and add a spark to your personality. Lack of dental hygiene may lead to yellowing of teeth, cavities and bad breath which in turn can cause low self esteem and impact your confidence.
- Pain and discomfort- Dental problems cause pain and discomfort. If left unchecked, these problems can cause dizziness and severe headaches. This in turn affects your ability to focus and concentrate on simple tasks. If ignored, they can even lead to serious infections. Depending on the severity of the infection, it can cause other health complications.