How Oral Health Can Define Your Well-being and Quality of Life
Oral health plays a huge role in keeping the body in good shape, and it’s more important than one might understand. The condition of a person’s mouth, gums, teeth, and tongue has an impact on one’s general wellbeing.
While most of the bacteria that live in the mouth are harmless, they can lead to infection if left untreated. In keeping the bacteria under control, good dental health care is imperative. Lack of proper oral hygiene may result in oral infections like gum disease and tooth decay. Dr. Kami Hoss, DDS, MS, says that gum disease is related to several sicknesses which include diabetes, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoporosis. The most common chronic inflammatory disorder in the world is gum disease. As the mouth can act as an entry point for infection, continuous inflammation may permit bacteria to find their way into the bloodstream, leading to more inflammation in the different parts of the body like the heart.
A few studies direct at a shared connection between diabetes and gum disease. When diabetes is treated and under control, oral health is improved. And the necessity for insulin is reduced when periodontal disease is managed.
In addition, Dr. Kami Hoss DDS, MS, says that dental health may play a part in other illnesses and condition such as endocarditis, heart diseases, and pregnancy and birth. Dental issues like painful mucosal lesions are common in individuals who have HIV/AIDS. Furthermore, deteriorating oral health may be seen in persons who suffer from advancing Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr. Kami Hoss, DDS, MS, holds a master’s in craniofacial biology and a doctorate in dental surgery. He also co-founded and built The Super Dentists with his business partner and wife, Dr. Nazli Keri. For more updates, head over to this blog.