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What problems could my dental health cause?

Written by Doychin Sakutov
Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 04:12

There are new findings which support something that dental professionals have suspected for a long time - infections in the mouth can cause problems in other parts of the body.

Problems which may be caused or made worse by poor dental health include heart disease, strokes, diabetes, giving birth to a premature or low-birth-weight baby and respiratory (lung) disease.... Just to name a few!

If you are serious about your health - and your teeth - you will need to exercise, eat a healthy, balanced diet and keep to a normal body weight. Our three simple rules for oral health will not only keep your mouth healthy, but they will keep your body healthy too:

  • Brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste
  • Cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks
  • Visit the dentist regularly, as often as they recommend

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Comments (3)


Carole Jones says:

The problem with some periodontist (and I know this for a fact as I work in a periodontal practise) is the way they farm out the work to the hygienist. The hygienist does the "deep"cleaning even if the patient has advanced periodontal desease. The periodontist will then review the progress. Charging ofter £125 or even £150 just for a review. The hygienist does often not have the skills or training to treat patients with 4 or 5mm pockets. So patients end up getting substandard treatment.

Dental Advisor says:

The damage caused by gum disease such as bone loss cannot be regained but with the correct care could be halted. We would suggest there is something contributing to why your efforts are not being rewarded. It could be a simple change in toothbrushing technique or oral care product for example. Lifestyle changes such as not smoking can also help. In order to find out what is the cause of your problem we would suggest contacting a periodontist for an assessment. You may have to do this privately o

Angela Moores says:

I have looked after my teeth by regular brushing and attending dental appointments and hygienist. I have followed advice from my dentist. I am upset to say but I have now got severe gum disease and having already lost three teeth am in great danger of losing more, as many are loose. Surely there is a treatment to halt or repair damage I feel that I am getting now where regards treating this condition. Please what can I do as I am at desperation stage.

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