Rarely does one consider the positive effects that brushing your teeth have on the body. Certified dentists have confirmed that the health of one’s mouth is directly proportional to overall body health. Various health issues can arise as a result of not taking care of your teeth.
It is easy to tell at first glance whether a person takes proper care of their teeth or not. A person’s dental health is connected to everything else in the body. This is due to the fact that your mouth acts as the entry point to your body. Consequently, poor oral hygiene affects all organ systems. Studies have shown poor dental hygiene worsens the following health conditions:
· Alzheimer’s disease.
· Heart disease.
· Liver and kidney problems.
Furthermore, if you suffer from gum disease and do not tend to it as soon as you develop it, the disease will deteriorate your body healthy.
On the other hand, people should also take into account the effects that oral hygiene has on their heart. Dental hygiene does not necessarily mean how your teeth smell or look; it has a direct correlation to a person’s heart. Patients who are about to go into surgery are supposed to have their dental health at par with the required standards. Failure to this may lead to postponing the surgery, which may end up inconveniencing the patient in question.
There have been medical findings whereby the bacteria present in one’s heart had come from the patient’s mouth. This finding was made possible by the standard routine whereby a surgeon has to advise the patient to have his mouth examined before operations such as knee surgeries or open heart surgeries. Any infections have to be taken care of to avoid the risk of complications during the actual surgery.
As people tend to get older, Cameron Clokie identifies that the issue of dry mouth becomes more concerning. Saliva is essential as it not only keeps one’s mouth lubricated but also contains antibodies which fight bugs that get into your body. Now as people grow older, the medications they take eventually leads to dry mouths. This condition of dryness can cause cavities of the roots.
Dr. Clokie says that eating food in a dry environment is quite hard, and this would be the case once a person develops root cavities. Slowly, the bacterium present in the mouth would attack one’s teeth which in turn would cause them to decay rapidly.
People who suffer from dry mouth should chew sugar-free gum immediately after eating as this serves to stimulate saliva flow in the mouth.
Plaque continues to be the most disturbing oral issue due to the fact that it builds up even if a person does not eat. In simple terms, it is the build-up of bacteria on your teeth. Plaque not only leads to chronic inflammation but also inflammation of teeth and gums. With time, it tears up your gums and causes cavities.
It is for this reason that we have kept these bacteria in control at all times. The best prevention method would be to brush your teeth at least twice a day to keep it from building up on your enamel. I would advise regular flossing as well.
One should also avoid kinds of toothpaste which are loaded with lots of chemicals. Such are the ones which claim that they can do everything in relation to dental hygiene. Some people may even have an allergic reaction to the toothpaste such that the mouth tissues slough off. This happens when the paste is too aggressive for some users. It is advisable that you use kinds of toothpaste which have been recommended by dentists to prevent such occurrences.
About Cameron Clokie
Dr. Clokie is an oral surgeon, entrepreneur, and CEO of an organization known as Induce Biologics. He has been involved in dentistry for three decades. Some of his achievements include being named as the Head of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery in 1998. Later on, he became a professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Toronto University. He held this position until 2017 when he retired from academics.
Clokie has published various papers and made many presentations both locally and internationally on regenerative medicine and bone reconstruction. He has successfully developed strategic alliances with other businesses as he shared his ingenuity and knowledge into enterprises which are commercially viable. Follow Cameron on Twitter, as well as his Instagram page.