Ways your dental health affects you - Dentalimplantindia
Posted by Dr Rajat Sachdeva on November 24th, 2020
Oral health is a window to your overall health.
Like other areas of the body, our oral cavity is jam-packed with bacteria. Normally the body’s natural defence and good oral health care, such as daily brushing and flossing, keep bacteria at bay; however, without proper hygiene, bacteria can reach levels that might lead to oral infections such as tooth decay and gum diseases.
Medications such as decongestants, antihistamines, painkillers, diuretics and anti depressants can reduce saliva flow which could escalate the ora healthcare as saliva is a natural self- cleanser and neutralises acid produced by the bacteria in the mouth limiting the spread of tooth decay.
Gum infections cause body wide inflammation that raises the risk of developing heart diseases and diabetes, both of which increase the risk of acquiring life threatening coronavirus infection- in fact, inflammation alone is a risk factor of developing COVID-19.
A heightened risk of stroke and heart diseases has been detected in some people with gum diseases.
These infections could hamper the kidney functioning complicating the risks of diabetes.
Spike in the pneumonia cases has been observed with gum disorders thereby leading to lung infections.
Pregnant and birth related complications- premature birth has been observed in females with gum diseases.
HIV/Aids- lack of immunity could cause perilous disorders..
To conclude, oral cavity is a gateway to the whole body so adequate brushing, flossing and regular visits to the dentist could downgrade the complications.
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