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Title: The importance of Oral Health - A Window to your overall health


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Importance of Oral Health A Window to your
overall Health
  • Oral health is of utmost important than you might
    realize. Your oral health offers signs about your
    overall wellness
  • Making a regular visit to your dentist can help
    more than giving an attractive smile, as it can
    tell your dentists a lot about your overall
    health, including whether you are at risk of any
    serious health condition
  • This write-up will help you know more about the
    connection between your oral health and overall
    health.

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Periodontal disease and health complications
  • Periodontal (Gum) Disease can cause health
    complications such as a stroke and heart disease
  • Women with the periodontal disease show higher
    incidences of premature and low birth-weight
    babies.
  • According to a research study, more than 90 of
    diseases involving different organs have oral
    symptoms, including dry mouth, swollen gums,
    mouth ulcers, and excessive gum problems

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Health Complications
  • Diabetes
  • Leukemia
  • Oral Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Cardiac Disease
  • Stroke
  • Arthritis
  • Preterm birth
  • Kidney disease

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Diabetes
  • Diabetes patients are more prone to have
    periodontal disease in severe cases they also
    lose one or more teeth.
  • Studies show a direct association between
    diabetes and gum disease people with diabetes
    are at greater risk of suffering from gum
    disease.
  • Similarly, individual with advanced gum disease
    (periodontitis) find it difficult to control
    their blood sugar, this increasing the risk of
    the diabetic.

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Heart Disease and Stroke
  • Diabetes patients are more prone to have
    periodontal disease in severe cases they also
    lose one or more teeth.
  • Studies show a direct association between
    diabetes and gum disease people with diabetes
    are at greater risk of suffering from gum
    disease.
  • Similarly, individual with advanced gum disease
    (periodontitis) find it difficult to control
    their blood sugar, this increasing the risk of
    the diabetic.

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Dementia
  • There is a close relation between tooth loss due
    to inappropriate oral hygiene and increase the
    risk for memory loss and early stage Alzheimers
    disease.
  • Gum infections release inflammatory substances
    that, in turn, cause the brain to swell resulting
    in the death of brain cells.

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Respiratory Infections
  • Advanced gum illness can cause a disease in your
    lungs that lead to pneumonia
  • Although it seems to be an unlikely way to get
    infected, due to failure to identify the gum
    diseases at an early stage, as it increases a
    number of bacteria that gets into your
    respiratory system.
  • It contaminates the blood passing through and
    feeding the lungs and other parts of the system

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Cancer
  • Poor oral hygiene increases the risk of oral
    cancer, especially oropharyngeal cancer.
  • Gum disease increases the risk of pancreatic
    cancer and other cancers.
  • Poor oral hygiene is associated with immunity
    system disorders, pregnancy complications,
    osteoporosis, and other health issues
  • It is essential that you sustain a proper oral
    hygiene, which includes regular brushing and
    flossing and dental checkups to enjoy the
    benefits of a healthy mouth, including a better
    quality of life.
  • To better take care of your dental health, you
    need to consult experienced dentists for the best
    treatment
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