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Dental Problems Can Become Deadly if Left Untreated

Posted on 1/9/2023 by West End Dental
Dental Problems Can Become Deadly if Left UntreatedTaking care of your teeth is synonymous with taking care of your body. If your gums are inflamed because bad bacteria is present, that bacteria can enter your bloodstream through your gums. Thankfully, you can help to prevent dental problems with regular cleanings and proper oral hygiene routines.

Diseases Related To Dental Issues

Your brain can be affected by poor oral health. If you have gingivitis, defined as inflammation of the gums, you could be at risk for dementia. Unfortunately, Alzheimer's disease can also be linked to gingivitis as substances are released from inflamed gums by infection can affect your brain negatively.

Not only your brain can be affected, but your heart can also be affected by infections in your mouth. If you have poor oral health, you could be at risk for heart disease. Your arteries can build up plaque and harden if inundated through the bloodstream by the same bacteria that causes periodontal disease.

Respiratory infections can also develop as a result of dental issues. Again, bacteria from your mouth can be breathed into your lungs and circulate through your bloodstream. If that happens, the bacteria can lead to respiratory infections. Pneumonia and bronchitis or other respiratory complications that could be traced back to bad bacteria in your mouth.

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The best way to prevent these serious health complications is to maintain your routine checkups at least twice a year. Give us a call to schedule your next visit. In addition, floss once a day. Brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes. Limit sugary foods and drinks and choose to feed your body with nutritious food. Do not smoke or use tobacco products. Take care of your body and take care of your mouth as a strong defense against disease.
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