|November 15, 2019|
In this issue of our newsletter:
Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body
Making the Connection
ADA American Dental Association
Taking good care of your teeth and gums isn’t just being preventing cavities or bad breath. The mouth is a window into the health of the body. It can show if you are not eating foods that are best for you or signal that you may be at risk for a disease. Diseases that affect the entire body (such as diabetes), may first be noticed because of mouth sores or other oral problems.
The mouth is filled with countless bacteria, some linked to tooth decay and periodontal(gum)disease. Periodontal disease may be connected with diabetes and cardiovascular disease ( heart disease and stroke). A link between these systemic (whole body) conditions and periodontal disease does not mean that one condition causes the other, however.
Exploring Possible Links
Disease like diabetes, blood disorders, HIV infections and AIDS lower the body’s resistance to infection, making periodontal inflammation from periodontal with heart disease, artery blockages and stroke
People with diabetes often have periodontal disease. And diabetics are more likely to develop and have more server peridontist than non-diabetics. Some studies suggest peridontist can make it more difficult for diabetics to control there blood sugar.
Although peridontist may relate to these health concerns, their does not mean that one condition concerns the other. But it is known that diabetic and smokers are at increased risk for developing periodontal disease .Researchers are still looking at what happens when peridontist is treated in individuals with these various health problems.
Effects of Periodontal Diseases:
What you can do
Since gum disease and other health problems may be linked, keeping your teeth and gums healthy is very important.
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Peridontist diseases: what you should know
Periodontal Disease is an on going inflammation cause by bacteria that live in plaque (rhymes with back) plaque is the sticky colorless film that constantly forms on the teeth and tissues in the mouth, The bacteria in plaque produce toxins that irritate the gums. Plaque that remains on teeth can irritate the gums, making them red, tender and likely to bleed. This condition is called gingivitis, and it can lead to more serious types of periodontal disease.
Gingivitis can be reversed if you remove plaque by having your teeth cleaned regularly In the dental office and by brushing and flossing well everyday.
If you do not get rid of gingivitis, it can turn into periodontitis, a lasting infection in the gum pockets and around the teeth. The inflammation caused by periodontitis is not always painful, but it can damage the attachment of the gums and bone to the teeth. At this stage, treatment, teeth may become loose or fall out or require removal by a dentist.
If you notice these signs, see your dentist:
For your better health!
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