In a recent study, 11000 people were asked what is the first thing that they notice in a person. ?
47% said smile, 31% said eyes, and the rest were equal between clothes, hair, and shoes.
Your smile is important, not only metamorphically but also professionally.
The sad part is we all wish for a good smile, but when it comes to proper oral care, we all leave many stones unturned, in our previous blogs we have told you about various other implications of bad oral health, today we are going to talk about the overall impact of poor dental health on the overall health of humans.
Our mouth teems with bacteria — mostly harmless. But our mouth is the entry point to our body mainly digestive and respiratory tracts, and some of these bacteria can cause diseases there.
Normally the body’s natural defenses and good oral health care, such as daily brushing and flossing, keep bacteria under control. However, without proper oral hygiene, bacteria can reach levels that might lead to oral infections, such as tooth decay and gum disease.
Also, certain medications — such as decongestants, antihistamines, painkillers, diuretics, and antidepressants — can reduce saliva flow. Saliva washes away food and neutralizes acids produced by bacteria in the mouth, helping to protect you from microbes that multiply and lead to disease.
Various American Studies suggest that oral bacteria and the inflammation associated with a severe form of gum disease (periodontitis) might play a role in some diseases. And certain diseases, such as diabetes and HIV/AIDS, can lower the body’s resistance to infection, making oral health problems more severe.
What conditions can be linked to oral health?
Your oral health might contribute to various diseases and conditions, including:
Endocarditis. This infection of the inner lining of your heart chambers or valves (endocardium) occurs when bacteria or other germs from another part of your body, such as your mouth, spread through your bloodstream and attach to certain areas in your heart.
Cardiovascular disease. Although the connection is not fully understood, some research suggests that heart disease, clogged arteries, and stroke might be linked to the inflammation and infections that oral bacteria can cause.
Pregnancy and birth complications. – It is imperative for expectant mothers to practice good oral hygiene. Hormonal changes in the body during pregnancy can cause a woman to develop oral infections much more easily. Any infection in the mother’s body increases her risk of experiencing pregnancy complications. Oral health problems in the mother such as periodontitis and gingivitis have been known to lead to premature birth and low birth weight in infants. Gum disease puts both mother and baby at risk for experiencing serious health issues.
Pneumonia– Certain bacteria in your mouth can be pulled into your lungs, causing pneumonia and other serious respiratory diseases.
Dementia-Poor oral health can affect the brain. Substances that are released from gums inflamed by infection can kill brain cells and lead to memory loss. Dementia and possibly even Alzheimer’s disease can result from gingivitis when the bacteria in the mouth spreads to the nerve channels or enters the bloodstream.
Infertility-There is a link between poor oral health and problems with infertility in women. Gum disease can lead to various overall health issues that can make it more difficult for a woman to conceive and sustain a healthy pregnancy. It can take longer for a woman with poor oral health to get pregnant than it would for a woman who has good dental health. Erectile Dysfunction-Having poor oral hygiene puts a man at an increased risk for suffering from erectile dysfunction. Chronic periodontal disease is known to be related to ED. CPD is an infection that occurs when gums pull away from teeth, which creates pockets that carry bacteria and allows the bug to spread to the bone surrounding teeth. Bacteria from diseased gums can get into the bloodstream and cause blood vessels to become inflamed. This inflammation can block the flow of blood to the genitals, making erections more difficult or even impossible to achieve.
Now, we know we have forced you to put your thinking cap ON and you must be thinking how important it is to take care of your oral health and you are also thinking that the process is so full of hassles, finding time to visit a clinic, which dentist to go to, is there a dependable doctor near me or will I have to travel far?
The answer is- Dental Bee.
Dental Bee’s doorstep dental service provides access to more than 50 dental treatments ranging from scaling and root canal treatment to braces, dentures, and restoration. With experienced doctors on hand, all you need to do is book an appointment via phone and select a convenient date and time. The dentist will reach your home on the chosen date, complete with sterilized and portable equipment. Safe and fuss-free.