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