The smile is the true reflection of your health
The smile is the true reflection of your health. There are multiple diseases and ailments of human health that have their origin in diseases of the mouth and especially of the gums. For example, periodontitis, also called pyorrhea, in addition to causing tooth loss, can influence the risk of diabetes or cardiovascular disease. According to doctors, oral infections make it difficult to control diabetes. Seen from the reverse perspective, diabetics have three times the risk of suffering from periodontitis.
Other studies indicate that the spread of some germs and bacteria from the mouth through the bloodstream reaches the heart where they adhere and cause, in some cases, inflammation. In addition, this spread can lead to conditions such as arteriosclerosis and endocarditis.
Another of the negative consequences of oral diseases is that they can influence the occurrence of premature births. It is no accident that doctors place so much emphasis on dental health during pregnancy.
There are numerous other studies linking dental disease with oral cancer. As is known, some cancers are due to the appearance of ulcers in the mouth caused by broken teeth rubbing against the inside of the cheeks, or false teeth rubbing against the gums.
For its part, the scientific journal “Science Advances” reinforced the theory that the origin of Alzheimer’s could be related to an infection in the mouth in which the bacterium porphyromonas gingivalis is involved. This bacterium has been identified in the brain of patients suffering from Alzheimer’s.
In short, oral health is extremely important and, as we observe, it is linked to the rest of our well-being. For this reason, in addition to brushing correctly three times a day, it is necessary to visit the dentist at least twice a year, so that he can examine the state of our mouth and take the pertinent preventive or corrective measures that allow us to improve our health and guarantee a good smile. The smile is the true reflection of your health.
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