Bridge between Dental & Overall Health

Can your dental or oral health affect your overall well being? Well to state it simply, YES. Dental health is essential to overall health and well-being at every stage of life. Good oral and dental hygiene helps to prevent tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath. In contrast to this, poor oral hygiene increases the risk of systemic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, low birth weight, bacterial pneumonia, diabetes, thyroid, AIDS, blood disorders. These diseases can lower the body resistance to infection making periodontal diseases more severe.  Poor Oral Health and bacteria Bacteria in the mouth causes infection in other parts of the body. Poor oral health can lead to risk for heart and gum diseases. Inflamed gums causes periodontal … Continue reading Bridge between Dental & Overall Health