Ways Your Dental Health Affects You

Ways Your Dental Health Affects You

Posted by We C Kids Dental on Jan 7 2022, 10:11 AM

Your dental health can have an impact on your entire health. While a cavity may not damage your endocrine system, chronic gum disease may have far-reaching consequences for your health. 

Take note of how your oral health can affect your overall health and what you can do about it right now. We C Kids Dental in El Monte, CA recommends regular visits to maintain proper oral hygiene and to encourage a healthy dental lifestyle.

What Factors Contribute to Poor Dental Health?

Sugar feeds the bacteria in plaque, which increases the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Tobacco and excessive alcohol intake are also risk factors for a variety of oral and general health disorders. Not visiting a dentist for regular check-ups also means that oral health concerns may go undetected until they cause harm.

How Does Your Dental Health Affect You?

When it comes to your dental health, your teeth, tongue, and entire mouth are critical. However, when we take a step back and examine your oral structure, we can see that your gums, also known as your gingiva, have the most impact on your general health. More precisely, diseased gums can harm your health in a variety of ways. Below, we delve deeper into those areas of concern:

Cardiovascular Diseases

  • Bacteria from gum disease inflammation can enter your circulation and migrate to your heart's arteries, causing:
  • Atherosclerosis - When plaque forms on the inner walls of your arteries and hardens them, blood flow across the body is reduced, increasing your risk of a heart attack or stroke.
  • Endocarditis - When the heart’s inner lining gets infected and inflamed.
  • Dementia
  • Bacteria from gingivitis can enter your brain via nerve pathways or the circulatory system, perhaps contributing to Alzheimer's disease.

Respiratory infections

Inhaling microorganisms from infected teeth and gums for an extended time may result in lung infections and pneumonia.

Diabetic Complications

The periodontal disease might make it difficult to control your blood sugar and aggravate your diabetes. Diabetes patients are also predisposed to periodontal disease. It's a never-ending circle.

How Can I Maintain My Oral Health?

  • Brush your teeth for at least two minutes each time, using a soft-bristled brush and fluoride toothpaste.
  • Floss.
  • Use mouthwash after brushing and flossing.
  • Consume a nutritious diet and restrict your intake of sugary foods and beverages.
  • Avoid using tobacco.

Contact We C Kids Dental for the best dental care. To book an appointment, call (626) 628-2424 or visit 10643 Valley Blvd Suite A/B, El Monte, CA 91731.

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