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How Oral Health Impacts Overall Health

How Oral Health Impacts Overall Health

We go far and beyond to have a routine health checkup every month, get our blood work done, exercise, and have a strict diet regime. But have you ever considered your dental health has a synergic relationship with general health? Even though the importance that should be given to oral health is not given at times, let's be clear about how oral health impacts overall health.

Oral Health’s Parallel Connection With Overall Health

Early signs of many diseases are typically shown in our mouth, like blisters, dry mouth, incessant bleeding, or mouth lesions. For instance, if you have an eating disorder, it will result in tooth loss. If you are suffering from bone loss in the lower jaw, this is an early sign of skeletal osteoporosis. 

Do you have mouth lesions? This may imply you have an HIV Infection. 
So, in general, our oral health correlates with general health. Our dental health actually works as a window for our general health.

Our body contains an infinite amount of microorganisms that help with the various functions of our body, and the initial and most crucial repository of microorganisms is in our mouths. So consequently, most of these microorganisms reach our insides through the mouth itself. 

The Conditions Associated With Oral Health

Endocarditis 
This is a severe and life-threatening infection, and the common symptom is inflammation of the inner lining of the heart chambers and endocardium. The primary cause of infection is, most of the time, germs or bacteria in the mouth. 

Cardiovascular Disease 
Many studies revealed that oral bacteria is one of the least-known causes of cardiovascular disease.

Pregnancy and Birth Complications 
Periodontitis Is a severe condition. Mothers who have periodontitis have a considerable risk of giving birth to children who are either premature or low-weight.

Pneumonia 
Bacteria or bacterial infections in your mouth can reach your lungs and cause respiratory diseases like pneumonia.

Diabetes 
Patients with diabetes are highly prone to gum disease as the body doesn't have the mechanism to fight it off.

Osteoporosis 
This is when bones tend to become weak and brittle, resulting in damaging periodontal bone or tooth loss. A higher risk is that the treatment can damage the jaw bone.


So if you haven’t had your mid-year checkup yet, visit us today at Smile World Dental at 4925 Sisk Rd A-B, Salida, CA 95368, or call us at (209) 543-0555 for appointments.

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Phone: (209) 543-0555

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