Oral health is overall health

In this constantly changing world, it’s inevitable to have drastic changes in one’s lifestyle. These changes are undoubtedly connected to food and self discipline. While all health aspects such as lethargy and bad food habits are the most highlighted, little do most know that oral health plays a crucial role in one’s overall health. Let’s take a quick look at how oral health is linked to overall health.

Oral health is not just about how well your teeth are aligned, how sparkly they are, etc. Oral health is about the practice of keeping your mouth clean and safe from disease. It is a synergic relationship where the health and hygiene of the mouth contributes largely to one’s overall health. While you might have many questions and doubts about the connection. When there is a problem with your dental and oral health, there are a series of reactions that take place in the body. These reactions involve the digestive juices and the functioning of the internal organs which get affected with anything that’s poorly maintained. One such condition is the gum disease.
 

Gum disease linked with lifestyle diseases

Gum disease is the most common chronic inflammatory condition that also causes bleeding and discomfort while eating. This ongoing inflammation in the mouth often leads to bacteria growth which further enters the bloodstream. This causes inflammation in other parts of the body such as the heart.

Similarly, there are many other areas that can be affected by gum disease. Gum disease can cause many other conditions, listed below are some of the most prevalent conditions.
• Diabetes
• Respiratory disease
• Osteoporosis
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Stomach infections
• Gastroesophageal reflux disease

Bad breath is one of the most upsetting issues that gum disease can cause, and it contributes quite a bit to poor overall health. GERD is often the most commonly caused condition and further causes extreme discomfort and a lot other health problems.
 

Oral health and diabetes

Oral health has a reciprocal relationship with diabetes. The higher the sugar levels, the more oral health issues arise and that can further lead to other health problems. When you treat periodontal disease, the need for insulin reduces.

If you are already diabetic, here’s what you must keep a check on, to avoid oral health issues.
• Dry mouth
• Gingivitis
• Poor healing of oral tissues
• Burning mouth
• Thrush

Well, this is quite an interesting topic that can go on much longer that you could think. Nonetheless, the focal point is to maintain good oral health to avoid overall health. Good oral health is the first step to a strong body both mentally and physically too. So, if you have been struggling with any dental and oral problems, we’re just a call away. Call us now and book yourself a consultation with Dr.Vishwas Madan.