The mouth is considered to be as the gateway to the body. Whatever you take in will affect the entire system. A simple oral problem may lead to a severe health condition that can affect one system to another like a ‘domino effect’.
The mouth has harmless bacteria but if you have a poor oral hygiene, the bacteria may reach a level out of control that may eventually lead to several infections and diseases.
A regular visit to your dentist is highly recommended. That way, you will be able to closely monitor your dental health. You will be informed if there are significant issues concerning your oral health that you need to address promptly.
The mouth also serves as the window to the other parts of the body. It shows some signs and symptoms that will let you know that something is going on inside you. For example, bad breath may give you a signal that you have an ulcer. In the same way, tooth loss may also be a sign of calcium deficiency. There are many diseases related to the oral health. Some are listed below.
It is a serious inflammation of the gums that ruins the tissues and the bones supporting your teeth.
Cardiovascular diseases are often linked to periodontitis. Oral bacteria infections may lead to clogged arteries and other diseases involving the heart.
It is the condition wherein the bones of the body (usually the backbone) becomes brittle and weak. It is connected to the loss of tooth and loosening of bones if you are suffering from periodontitis.
Endocarditis is a condition or an illness wherein the inner lining of the heart’s (called endocardium) muscles and its valves are infected. This ailment is the result when germs or bacteria from other parts of your body like the mouth spread through the bloodstream to the heart.
The diseases that are enumerated above are just some of the many complications that involve your dental health. All theses illnesses can be prevented by doing some simple ways that you can do on your own at home to maintain a good oral health. This includes: brushing your teeth regularly, flossing at least twice a day, eating a well-balanced diet and maintaining a healthy lifestyle as well as doing regular dental check-ups.