How Oral Care Can Have an Impact on Your Overall Health

How Oral Care Can Have an Impact on Your Overall Health

Most people are aware that taking good care of their teeth can help prevent cavities and gum disease. However, many people are oblivious to the impact that dental health can have on your overall well being. It can trigger a number of health issues, some of which can be quite serious.

Your mouth is a host to a considerable amount of bacteria. Most of the microbes are healthy. Proper dental care can keep the bad microbes at bay. On the other hand, poor care of your teeth and gums can lead to a flare-up of bacteria that can cause inflammation and health complications.

Endocarditis

Endocarditis is a condition caused by the inflammation of the heart valves and chambers. There are many factors that can lead to this condition. The main cause of Endocarditis is an infection from other parts of the body. Microbes from your mouth can find their way through the bloodstream and infect the inner lining of your heart chamber.

Cardiovascular Disease

Scientists have found a link between dental problems and gum disease. People with periodontitis are particularly at risk of developing cardiovascular complications. Even though the disease is largely preventable, some statistics suggest that up to 80% of Americans are living with it.

Pregnancy and Birth

Several studies have confirmed the link between gum periodontitis and negative outcomes in pregnancy and birth. Expectant mothers are at a higher risk of developing gum complications due to hormonal changes taking place in the body. Pregnant women with periodontitis can develop non-cancerous growths and may lead to low birth weight. Proper dental care can reduce the chances of developing these complications.

Respiratory Infections

Respiratory infections are yet another reason why you should take good care of your teeth and gums. Bacteria in your mouth can also cause infections in your respiratory system and can also trigger even more serious complications such as pneumonia.

The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and other orthodontic-related topics, feel free to contact Madison Square Dentistry by clicking here or by calling (951) 304-2070.

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25092 Madison Ave.
Murrieta, CA 92562

951-304-2070

Office Hours:
Monday 7am-3pm
Tue, Wed, Thur 9am-6pm
Friday 7am-3pm
Saturday 7am-3pm

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