How Gum Disease Can Affect Your Health?

How Gum Disease Can Affect Your Health?

Posted by Hallmark Dental Group on Apr 6 2022, 11:27 PM

No matter where you live or what language you speak, brushing and flossing your teeth regularly is required as long as you have teeth. Failure to do so might result in long-term harm to your teeth, gums, and mouth. The hazards of poor dental hygiene, however, extend far beyond cavities and gum disease. Everything in our bodies is interconnected, and gum disease can have a severe impact on your overall health. Visit Hallmark Dental Group, where our dental specialists will examine your mouth for indications of gum disease, and if periodontal disease is discovered, it will be treated right away.

What Is Gum Disease?

Gum disease and tooth decay are linked. Both are caused by the bacteria in your mouth. Too many germs in your mouth can cause issues. Bacteria accumulates in your mouth if you do not brush and floss regularly, particularly near the gum line. It has the potential to develop tartar. Brushing and flossing will not eradicate tartar. It can only be removed with the use of specialized tools. Bacteria can cause gum infections. These infections in your mouth can be extremely dangerous. 

How Does Gum Disease Affect Your Health?

  • The Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke

Bacteria from gum disease may encourage clotting, which can clog arteries and raise the risk of a heart attack. Furthermore, if large levels of disease-causing bacteria from the mouth clog the carotid artery – the blood vessel that carries blood to the brain and head – it may raise the chance of suffering a stroke.

  • Increased Risk of Dementia

Tooth loss owing to poor oral health is also a risk factor for memory loss and early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. Gum infections promote the release of inflammatory chemicals, which in turn causes brain inflammation, which can lead to neuronal (brain cell) death.

  • Diabetes and Gum Disease

Diabetes patients are more prone to suffer gum disease than non-diabetics. Periodontal disease can make it difficult for diabetics to maintain their blood sugar levels since severe gum disease can raise blood sugar levels.

  • Respiratory Diseases Can Be Caused by Bacteria from Gum Disease

When you have gum disease, you have a buildup of harmful germs in your mouth. This bacterium can be sucked into the lungs and cause potentially fatal respiratory illnesses.

Visit Hallmark Dental Group at 335 East St George Blvd #201, Saint George, UT 84770 for more information about our gum disease treatment, or call 435-310-4812 to schedule an appointment.

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