dental health

How does your dental health impact you?

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Your mouth is a very important part of your body that is equally responsible for maintaining a healthy lifestyle along with other body parts. If your mouth is not in a healthy condition, it can lead to several dental diseases that can affect your daily life routine. Tooth caries can be a constant source of pain and discomfort. Your eating can get severely affected by dental caries as you will be unable to chew the food properly due to the severity of the pain.  As there is a famous quote by Shakespeare: There was never yet a philosopher that could endure the toothache patiently.

Calculus and stains accumulation on your teeth can make you insecure about your smile as the blackish stains and yellowish appearances of calculus make your teeth look dirty.

There is a strong link between your oral and general health. The researchers have discovered a connection between poor oral health and underlying systemic diseases. Oral infections and bacteria can lead to several heart diseases as bacteria can get spread by the oral route to your heart can lead to infective endocarditis. Infective endocarditis is a life-threatening infection for your heart that can also lead to heart failure.

Poor oral health can also cause several complications in pregnancy. Periodontal eases are a risk factor for premature birth or low weight birth because bacteria might migrate from periodontal to tissues to the blood circulation which leads to the production of several hormones responsible for the onset of delivery. 

Poor oral hygiene and missing teeth can lead to stomach problems because the food we eat passes through the oral route to the stomach. Infections in our mouth can lead several bacteria to the stomach that can cause acidity, diarrhoea, and flatulence. Improper chewing of food because of the missing teeth also causes poor food processing and digestion. 

Visit our Southern Delaware Dental Specialists office today for your complete dental check-up with proper diagnostic protocols for a healthy mouth and healthy body.