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How dental problems can lead to other health problems


Oral health is important to your overall good health. There is much to your dental hygiene than cleanliness of your gums, teeth and the mouth. Research has shown that dental problems do have severe negative consequences on the overall health, as it can lead to other health problems.



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They identified some of the health challenges associated with poor oral health and some of them are discussed below.

Cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular disease

Dementia

Dementia

Respiratory problem

Respiratory problem

Diabetic problem

Diabetic problem

Pregnancy complications

Pregnancy complications

Dental Problems

Perhaps, the most important part of the body is the mouth. This is because it remains the major entryway to the body. What enters through the mouth can have both positive and negative effect on the body. Because of that, it is necessary that all parts of the mouth, and other parts connected to it be in a proper condition.

When there is a bacterium in the mouth, it is easy for it to pass through the body through the bloodstream. Aching teeth, bleeding gum, as well as smelling breath are signs that you are suffering from poor oral health. All these come with bacteria and these can easily diffuse to the body system. Wherever these bacteria get to the body, they come with severe consequences such as inflammation and infection.


Cardiovascular disease


Perhaps, the worst of the health challenges of bad dental health is cardiovascular disease. In layman’s terms, it is referred to as heart disease. When bacteria from bleeding gums or other parts of the mouth get to the bloodstream, it can lead to this problem. Such bacteria moving through the bloodstream always move through the arteries until it gets to important parts of the body like the heart. When it gets there, it can cause such health complications like atherosclerosis. This is a condition medically referred to as hardening of the heart. It can lead to plague development in the arteries inner walls. When this thickens, it comes with difficult health challenges like obstructing the smooth flow of blood to the heart.

Diabetic problem


Another danger of poor dental health is that it can lead to diabetic complications. Many people suffering from diabetes know that this is not good. When there is an inflammation of the gum tissue or when there is periodontal diseases, controlling blood sugar level can become difficult. These conditions can manifest because of dental problem. When it becomes very difficult for diabetic patients to control their blood sugar level, it can worsen their already bad situation. Apart from that, the worst is that it can lead to another condition known as periodontal disease for diabetic patients. This means that if you are a diabetic patient, you must take proper care of your mouth, because dental problems can actually worsen your situation.

Pregnancy complications

Dental problems are now linked with pregnancy complications. Because of this, it is necessary that every mother especially expectant mothers form the habit of good oral hygiene. When there is a hormone change, which is always the case with pregnant women, it can make oral infection easier.


  • Once you are pregnant and you are exposed to the risk, the danger is that you will be susceptible to pregnancy complications.
  • Research has shown that such dental related problems like gingivitis and periodontitis are causes of premature birth.
  • Moreover, they are factors in low weight in newborns.
  • Gum disease is a bad omen for both mother and her baby, because they are at risk of suffering from severe health challenges.

Respiratory problem

Dental problems are some of the leading causes of respiratory infections in the country today.


The Journal of Periodontology revealed this. It can be attracted through gum disease. When there is gum bleeding or other forms of gum diseases, they can affect important organs of the body such as the lungs. Moreover, it can cause pneumonia. This can take a long time to develop. When there is gum bleeding or bad breath, it can facilitate this problem. It can develop overtime.

Infertility

The worst is that some medical professionals are now linking infertility with bad oral hygiene.


Gum diseases are associated with lots of issues and these can make it difficult for women to conceive. The worst is that when they conceive, it makes it difficult for them to sustain such pregnancy. If a woman is suffering from poor dental problem, it will be extremely difficult for her to get pregnant. It is easier for a woman with good oral health to get pregnant than those with bad oral health.

There are several other health challenges associated with dental problems such as cancer, kidney disease, as well as rheumatoid arthritis.

Conclusion

You have learnt how dental problems can lead to other health problems. The best way to prevent these serious health challenges is to take your oral health very seriously. You can do that by practicing good oral hygiene. Moreover, consider periodic visit to your dentist.