Your mouth serves as a window of what’s going on in your whole body which is why if you have bad oral health, chances are you have bad overall health and vice versa. Taking care of your mouth, teeth, and gums are a good indicator that you are healthy and taking care of your whole body.
It’s important to have good oral hygiene to avoid serious health risks in your body. Here are some of the most common diseases and health issues that are caused by oral health issues:
Gums in the mouth can become inflamed when someone has periodontal disease, and the bacteria from that disease can actually go into the bloodstream which can cause your arteries to build up with extra plaque and even harden. When arteries harden, it can be very serious. With having these arteries blocked, it leads to an increased risk of heart attacks.
Poor oral health can even affect the brain and cause memory loss diseases. The infections that are common in oral problems are linked to killing brain cells which lead to memory loss. With the loss of memory, Dementia and Alzheimer’s have been associated with the same infection, like gingivitis, when the infection goes into the bloodstream or into the nerve cells
Bacteria in the mouth or teeth can easily be breathed into the lungs. Think about how much you breathe in through your mouth every day, it’s no surprise that bacteria can easily get into your lungs from your mouth.
Health, in general, is very important for women who are pregnant but especially oral health because your overall health directly is related to your health. With the hormonal changes that a body goes through during pregnancy, they are more susceptible to infections not only in the mouth but infections that can stem from poor oral hygiene. Periodontitis and gingivitis are known to cause premature birth and low birth in babies. Infections put both the mother and baby at risk for a number of health issues.
The best way to prevent any health problems that can be caused by poor oral hygiene. If you can’t remember the last time you’ve got a dental exam, that probably means it’s time to see your dentist. At All Pro Dental, we want to make sure your oral health is at it’s best to make sure you aren’t at risk for more serious medical conditions. To schedule an appointment, you can contact us at (781) 853 – 0111 or on our website.