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Your General Health is Linked to Your Oral Health

Posted on 11/7/2022 by Janie Scholes
Your General Health is Linked to Your Oral HealthOf course, you're conscious that what you eat has an influence on your overall well-being. But did you realize that the condition of your tongue could have an impact on your overall health? The oral-systemic link is the relationship between the mouth and the body. More precisely, the bacteria in your mouth that cause periodontitis can lead to health issues throughout your body.

Gingivitis and periodontitis are the early and late stages of gum disease. Both are bacterial diseases that can develop from inadequate flossing and brushing. Brushing with fluoride twice a day and flossing at least once a day eliminates the dangerous germs that can accumulate in plaque. Plaque develops between your teeth and along the gum line if it is not eradicated with daily oral hygiene treatment.

Plaque ultimately hardens into tartar. Bacteria must now be removed with skilled periodontal treatment. Otherwise, gum disease will spread and harm your gums as well as the underlying bone that supports your teeth.

Oral Bacteria and Your Body

That would be enough issue if the germs in your mouth simply caused problems there. However, these same bacteria have been related to a variety of body disorders and illnesses. Why? Because gingivitis and periodontitis often cause bleeding gums, germs can penetrate your bloodstream. The bacteria could spread to other areas of your body if this happens. Inhaling deeply, on the other hand, might bring germs into your respiratory system.

Overall Health and Oral Health

In addition to flossing and brushing regularly with fluoride toothpaste, schedule twice-yearly dental exams. Maintain a well-rounded diet and avoid sugary and carbohydrate-rich meals. Avoid tobacco use for the sake of your oral and overall health. If your gums bleed when you floss, you may have gum disease. To eliminate dangerous germs, make an appointment with our periodontist and commit to a strict dental hygiene regimen at home.

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