How poor oral hygiene can effect your overall health?

Gum Disease Sacramento California

As it is rightly said that the first impression is the best impression in a person life, likewise a glittering smile will have a lasting impression in the minds of others. Not everybody is gifted with a true natural smile, but for those having must consider themselves truly lucky. But one need not get depressed or fret over the issue as they can enhance their smile back on their face by undergoing much latest dentistry methodology being practiced in recent times.

Reasons/ Causes for poor oral hygiene:

There are several reasons responsible for poor oral hygiene. Due to hectic work schedule and sedentary lifestyle, individuals tend to ignore the oral hygiene which turns from bad to worse in the matter of time which further becomes more complicated if not treated in the initial stage itself. As we all know that a human heart is linked with many organs of a body, similarly having a poor oral hygiene can have an overall effect on an individual's health. Excess use of tobacco related products, smoking causes permanent stains in the teeth which will further lead to dreaded diseases like cancer. Related evidence has shown that what is happening in your mouth has a direct impact on other parts of the body and vice versa.

“Mouth is the Gateway to your body”:

A recent study and research being conducted by the dentist have found out that there is some vital link between healthy teeth and a healthy heart. When the gums become inflamed, then this is the signs of beginning stages of gum disease which may further lead to gingivitis. This can result in putting extra pressure on the heart muscle which may cause strokes and heart attacks. A recent data conducted have shown that people with limited teeth and having more gum diseases have a higher chance of getting a stroke or an attack. Evidence have also shown that the people having a high rate of poor oral hygiene are more prone to diabetes which is often termed as “ silent killer”. The person maintaining a poor oral hygiene is also at high risk of developing a high blood pressure as inflamed blood vessels restrict the flow of blood from the heart to other parts of the body including the mouth. Also, a recent study has found that a person having a poor oral hygiene is exposed to respiratory track infections like pneumonia and also have a chance of developing Dementia commonly known as Alzheimer’s disease. In females, poor oral hygiene can cause immune system disorder, weaker bones and low birth weight.

Maintain good oral hygiene habits:

The message is clear for those having a poor oral hygiene. By following a proper dental hygiene one can overcome this problem to a large extent. By practicing simple steps like brushing one's teeth twice a day with a fluoride, flossing and rinsing which helps to kill the bacteria and periodically visiting a dentist once in 6 months not only brings down the medical expenses but also at the same time it can save your life as well where in one can lead a healthy lifestyle and also at the same time have a lustrous sparkling smile in one's face.

To know more about Gum Disease and Gum care treatments meet our cosmetic dentist Dr. Fife located in Sacramento California or call us at 916-974-1160

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