It’s no secret that maintaining good dental hygiene is important; the health of your teeth and gums can also be indicators of the body’s overall health.
Here are some of the things that your mouth could be saying about your body’s health”
Ulcers, infections, inflammation of your gums, thrush, bad breath, [and] tooth decay, can all point to diabetes. Since you see a dentist every six months — or should — it’s possible that your dentist may spot these symptoms before a general practitioner.
Stroke, Heart Attack & Cardiovascular Disease
Bacteria from inflammation from the gums can enter the bloodstream and then it can travel to the arteries and the heart and cause hardening of the arteries — which is called atherosclerosis — and then once you have that, that can be an increased risk factor for heart attack or stroke.
Like cardiovascular disease, there are some links between periodontal disease and kidney issues. The inflammation that affects your gums can severely affect your kidneys and other parts of your body because bacteria can get into your bloodstream and move to other parts of your body, wreaking havoc on your organ systems.’ (Lauren Schumaker, thisisinsider.com)
At Palladium Dental our goal is to ensure that our clients are always as happy and comfortable as possible, while we help them achieve their dental health goals. Schedule an appointment today!