Lewisham Dental Practice Inner Banner

Importance of Your Good Oral Health and Hygiene

Your oral health usually speaks a lot about your overall health, therefore, visiting your dentist on regular basis will not only help you maintain an excellent oral health but will also improve your overall health.

Your oral health shows the overall condition of your body. If your body is completely fit then there will be no oral problems and vice-versa. A good oral health can prevent you from diseases that can significantly affect your health. A good dental hygiene can take your overall health back to a stable condition.

 
Gum diseases that can cause health complications

Your gum diseases are related to your health issues and these complications can cause you heart diseases and stroke. Women who have gum problems may show high symptoms like low birth-weight babies and preterm.  

Few systemic diseases involves the whole body organ and may cause you dry mouth, mouth ulcers, dry mouth, excess gum problems and swollen gums. Few diseases includes:

  • Oral cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Leukemia
  • Kidney disease
  • Heart disease

People who regularly examine their oral health will have a higher chance of spotting a disease in its early stages which will also make it easier to treat.

Bad oral condition can be problematic
 
If someone is not taking proper care of their oral health then they will face a tough oral hygiene conditions and other health hazard:

  • Facial and oral pain -  The pain may be caused due to few infections in the gums that holds the tooth and can cause tooth loss.
  • Heart problems and other organ disorder - Your mouth infection can also affect other organs in your body. The heart valves become inflamed due to bacterial endocarditis which damages your heart tissues.  
  • Problems in digestive system -  Digestion includes both chemical processes and will further lead to intestinal failure and digestive disorder.  

You can practice these few good habits listed below at home for a better and healthier smile.

  • Try to brush at least twice in a day for just two minutes with fluoridated toothpaste.
  • Floss properly after every meal to remove the food that is stuck between your teeth.
  • Eat a balanced diet to prevent oral problems.  
  • Try to avoid smoking and consuming tobacco to get rid of oral cancer.

Thus it is very necessary that if you are struggling with oral problems then don't overlook it and visit a dental hygienist near you for expert solution.

 

 

  14 Feb 2019
Share  
Top