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5 Ways Your Dental Health Affects You

Posted by DR. VOLKI FELAHY on Jun 17 2021, 08:03 AM

5 Ways Your Dental Health Affects You

Many people have a misconception that oral health is only confined to teeth, gums, and mouth. But in reality, it is more than that. So, we have to be extra careful about our oral health and regularly visit a family dentist. 

Insufficient oral hygiene can potentially cause damage to your entire body as the mouth is closely linked with your overall health. Bad oral health may signify that you suffer from something more severe than just bad breath, bleeding, gums, and toothache. It could signal that bacteria in the mouth may have entered the bloodstream and caused infection in other parts of the body.

Below mentioned are some of the problems caused by inadequate oral health that our Rocklin dental clinic can address:

  • Dementia

It is a lesser-known fact that bad oral health can cause a problem in your brain. Dental infections like periodontal (gum) disease can kill the cells in the brain if not treated on time. This will lead to loss of memory and hence causing dementia. It can also cause gingivitis when the bacteria in the mouth spreads to the nerve channels, resulting in Alzheimer's.

  • Respiratory Infection

If your oral health is poor, it could cause problems in your respiratory system. When you breathe, the bacteria in the mouth and the gums can enter your lungs or travel through the bloodstream. Once the bacteria enters the respiratory system, then it could cause pneumonia and COPD.

  • Diabetes

Periodontal disease can make diabetes more complicated and harder to control. The symptoms could get worse if the blood sugar level goes haywire because of gum diseases. If you are a diabetic patient, you need to take good care of your oral health. Our family dental Rocklin DDS can advise you.

  • Complications in Pregnancy

Mothers must practice good oral hygiene. Hormonal changes in the body during the pregnancy could cause a woman to develop oral infections easily. Infections in the mother's body could make the pregnancy more complicated and lead to premature birth or low birth weight infants.

  • Infertility

There is a relationship between poor oral health and problems with infertility in women. Diseases in the gum could lead to various overall health issues, making it more difficult for the woman to conceive. Studies have also shown that women with bad oral health take longer to get pregnant.

With good dental hygiene practices and regular dental visits to your nearest dentist’s clinic, you can reduce the chances of oral problems and various health problems associated with it.

Need expert advice on taking care of oral health? Talk to our expert at Sunset Oak Dental. Call (916) 435-5111 or book your consultation online today at Sunset Oak Dental, Rocklin, CA.


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