The connection between oral and overall health
It’s been said many times now by health experts and medical professionals how significant oral health is to the overall well-being of a person. The connection between oral health problems and more serious medical conditions have been reported. This is what Dr. Kami Hoss explores in this blog.
Heart problems, respiratory infection, and complications from diabetes are just a few of the health issues that have been linked to poor oral hygiene. Dr. Hoss explains that once bacteria enter the teeth, the gums become vulnerable to infection and the subsequent inflammation. When people fail to have their infected gums treated, it can lead to a much more serious problem called periodontitis.
And periodontitis has been known to affect the rest of the body. Here are a few startling facts, as shared by Dr. Kami Hoss.
• Periodontitis not only makes diabetes symptoms worse, but it also dampens the body’s control of blood sugar. Gum infections can cause insulin, which is the hormone that converts sugar into energy, to malfunction.
• Periodontitis has been found to cause inflammation of blood vessels, thus increasing the chances of heart problems. Combine that with being overweight, smoking, drinking alcohol, and a bad diet, people with infected gums run a high risk of experiencing strokes and heart attacks.
On that note, Dr. Kami Hoss urges everyone to have their teeth checked if they feel any discomfort at all and to avoid any habit that damages the teeth and body.
Dr. Kami Hoss is a sought-after author, consultant, inventor, and speaker in the fields of dentistry and business. Together with his wife, Dr. Nazli Keri, he co-founded and heads The Super Dentists. Visit this blog for related posts.