Oral health and General Health Relation

by admin on September 21, 2008

Impact of Oral Health

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Oral health and Heart disease! Two random stuff with no connection? Well you are wrong!

Overall general health of human beings is quite influenced by oral health. Or we could simply say that having bad oral health puts us at a high risk of developing other health problems including but not limited to :

Heart Disease
Osteoporosis
Pregnancy problems
Diabetes
Respiratory Disease

You might be now inclined to believe this to be a recent discovery. But, in truth this study dates back july1998 wherein it was well established that bacteria which cause periodontal disease(periodontal infection) can enter the blood stream and carry the infection to major organs leading to health problems including heart disease which is the leading cause of deaths in the US (Yes! Even more deaths than cancer)

Thereafter, many studies have constantly vouched for the mouth-body connection which indicates “a healthy smile promotes a healthy heart“. Many scientific papers have been published publicly and in dental journals and you can see many new studies doing the rounds on the internet emphasizing the same fact.

Ignoring Oral Health

So now that you know the mouth-body connection, ignoring your oral health might not seem a good idea to you anymore. If you have ignored your oral health for a long time, getting a periodontal evaluation would be a good idea.

You should consider a periodontal evaluation especially if you:

  • Have heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis or respiratory disease.
  • Planning to conceive a baby.
  • Have family members with periodontal disease.

{ 2 comments }

jim kennedy October 13, 2008 at 2:42 pm

HELLO I GET WHITE DISCHARGE EVERY TIME I BRUSH MY TEETH THERE IS NO PAIN. COULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME IF IT IS GUM DISEASE. THANK YOU FROM JIM KENNEDY.

Jhona August 11, 2009 at 3:06 am

I hving problem to my teeth,.everytm i brush my teeth theres always blood,even i usd oral mouthwash,.and i also feel my gums swollen 1s a mnth.i thought it was my wisdom tooth,.but why evry mnth and i feel pain for 1wk..im worried that whn i reach age of 30, my teeth will fall down..is this chrnic ginvitis?..

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