Each part of the body interacts with each other in many different ways. The mouth alone connects to many different organs and even the blood stream. From the mouth to the throat, to the esophagus to your intestines, everything carefully intertwines together. This is why if you’re managing bad bacteria in the body, specifically the oral cavity you suffer from affecting your overall health. Breaking it down even further, the oral cavity has soft tissue, which connects to the blood stream. This is why when we take medicine, it affects the body.
Understanding this, oral health is incredibly powerful and can link to overall body health. This is called the mouth-body connection or the oral-systemic connection.
This connection becomes primarily important when you are suffering from periodontal disease. Periodontal disease develops when gingivitis is left untreated. Periodontal disease, or often referred to as periodontitis has been associated with a number of health conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease. Many risk factors associated with periodontal and systemic diseases include smoking or poor diet. If you suffer from periodontitis or you know you are diabetic or can be prone or have heart disease, you should immediately seek dental attention.
Gum disease is manageable and preventable, which means at the first sign of disease, you should seek dental attention. Dentists everywhere are turning to advanced technology, like lasers to demolish any sign of gum disease, including other growth of bacteria. Laser dentistry is used to kill diseased gum tissue, and prevent more soft tissue from becoming diseased. Other ways to prevent gum disease is to manage your oral hygiene. Brushing your teeth as a part of your daily routine is essential. Brushing your teeth, twice, day and night will help prevent excess bacteria from growing, and reduce harmful plaque and other food debris from collecting. Flossing is also important, as it removes any debris and collecting food and plaque from in between the teeth, where your toothbrush bristles cannot reach.
At the beginning of any signs and symptoms of gum disease, contact our team so we can help you clear up your oral health. It is important to achieve a healthy mouth for healthy overall health.