Your ToothBrush Could Save Your Life

Look After Your Teeth – It Could Save Your Life

Not many of us like going to the dentist, but apart from keeping them healthy, lookingbrushing teeth after our teeth could literally save your life.

Experts are increasingly discovering links between dental diseases and many other illnesses.

Regular checkups, a healthy mouth and clean teeth have, it has been proven, help to diagnose early signs of conditions ranging from anaemia through to heart disease.

The British Dental Association tells us that maintaining good oral hygiene, brushing twice a day, and avoiding sugary foods between meals can not just help us keep our teeth healthy, but can also boost overall health.

 Strokes And Heart Disease

Gum disease generally starts with a build up of plaque, regular de-scaling of our teeth can reduce the levels of C-reactive protein and fibrinogen found in the plaque that has links with heart disease. It has been discovered that the bacteria get into the blood stream, where they are free to travel around the body and attack main organs, in particular the heart, and the brain – which can lead to strokes.

Blood Pressure

Experts have revealed that there is a distinct link between periodontitis and increased blood pressure

 Lung Disease

Oral bacteria have been shown to get into the lungs, causing the development of pulmonary diseases, asthma and COPD.

 Diabetes

Periodontal inflammation has been shown to make blood sugar levels harder to control, studies in the US have found a definite link between severe periodontal diseases and deaths in diabetes patients.

Premature Births

Higher rates of premature births have been linked with women suffering from periodontal diseases, gum infections increase the levels of natural compounds including prostsglandin that help induce labour.

 dentistOsteoporosis

Periodontitis causes a loss of bone along with the soft tissue that helps attach the teeth to the bone. It is thought that this could be an early indication of the onset of osteoporosis

 Premature Death

It has been determined that those suffering with severe gum diseases are twice as likely to die before the age of 64. This fact was based on a study of over 11000 people aged over 30 in the USA

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The information in this website is for advice and guidance only. It is based on my own intensive research and personal experiences, and is not intended in any way to replace professional medical advice, or to diagnose or treat any health conditions. All rights reserved.