It’s time you get back to your childhood teachings – taught in school as well as at home – about good oral hygiene. Because they are the ones you will need to follow again, in order to get your overall health status back and running well.
Brush twice daily; floss your teeth before sleeping, rinse your mouth with a mouthwash; see your dentist regularly. And so on and so forth.Visit this guide.
Off lately, a lot of research has been gaining momentum for the likely relation between oral health and overall physical well being of a person. It is being touted that poor oral health could be an unknown cause for overall degrading health in a person. For example, inappropriate oral care will lead to the formation of plaque on the teeth paving way for gingivitis. Prolonged sustenance of gingivitis evolves into periodontitis (a serious gum disease); periodontitis has been previously associated with health issues like heart diseases and diabetes.
Another confounding experimental research has linked gum diseases with Alzheimer’s. As per the research, those found with disease-causing bacteria in gums (poor oral hygiene) were at a higher risk of suffering from Alzheimer’s later in life. And many more such researches and results are coming forward to warn us against poor dental care.
The consequences can be horrifying, if you don’t start with an immediate oral care routine you could be gravely jeopardizing your overall health status.
-Diabetes: talking of the largely plaguing diabetes, it is a mutual effect of the two. Diabetes can affect your oral health, and the vice versa is equally true. Poor dental hygiene will inevitably lead to diabetes within the victim. Gingivitis may pace diabetes in a patient. Alternately, researchers have found that those suffering from diabetes are at greater risk of severe gum diseases, which, in turn, causes maintaining blood sugar levels very difficult. Gum diseases are frequent in diabetics for poor body’s resistance towards diseases. At such times, following the physician’s directives regarding proper oral healthcare becomes very crucial.
-Heart Diseases: studies suggest a correlation between oral bacteria and the initiation of certain heart diseases. Most other theories concerning this correlation have a similar take stating the formation of clots in the blood vessels, ultimately leading to heart diseases. Harmful oral bacteria enter the bloodstream to dump fatty deposits within the blood vessels, to further the production of clots. Secondly, chronic inflammation generated from gum diseases has been identified as a major instigator for strokes and heart diseases. Though not completely proven, yet there remains a scope for a relation between obnoxious oral hygiene and heart diseases.
-Pregnancy: some women tend to experience increased gingivitis during pregnancy hours. Though, up till research has been only able to suggest (and not prove) a relationship with gum disease and premature birth and/or low birth weight in newborns.
Other conditions arising out of inconsistency in dental health are Osteoporosis, Sjogren’s syndrome, Endocarditis, and as earlier mentioned Alzheimer’s.
In today’s time, it becomes extremely imperative to start with a regular, proper dental care routine on daily basis in our lives, to be living hale and hearty for longer. So far, it won’t be incorrect to opine that your oral health is window to your overall health.