Dental Hygiene

Bad Oral Hygiene Lead To The 5 Health Problems

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Lack of oral hygiene is a common problem or causative factor for developing too many of the other diseases. Although mostly the lack of oral health is associated with an unsightly smile and a few oral diseases like gum problem, there are many other health problems caused by lack of dental hygiene that are associated with the rest of the body. Since the mouth is the dirtiest part in the entire body that encounters food debris deposition, enzyme, saliva and bacterial deposition, it is very important that the mouth is kept clean.

Difficulties like stained teeth and yellowing of teeth etc. superficial problems can be treated with a smile makeover in London at Camden High Street Dental Practice. However, with problems as serious as periodontitis, plaques and other problems can cause bacterial infection. Along with the pus and bleeding gums, the bacteria can get into the bloodstream and cause problems in the rest of the body. The common health problems that are caused by the poor oral hygiene are –

  1. Endocarditis:

The bacteria that enters the bloodstream through the bleeding gums, reach the inner lining of the heart valve. Here the bacteria start to grow and cause infection and inflammation, by creating growth pockets.

  1. Heart disease:

As the bacteria enter the bloodstream, it clots the blood. In order to prevent the bacteria, the body narrows the arteries so that the bacteria do not enter the arteries. As a result, the narrowed arteries and the clotted blood cause stroke. The bacteria can also travel to the heart through the blood stream and cause heart attack.

  1. Rheumatoid Arthritis:

Auto immune disorders like this one gets worsened with the bacteria that gets into the bloodstream through the bleeding gums. This is a very common health problem that occurs due to the periodontal disease.

  1. Inflammation:

As the bleeding gums are inflamed with the bacterial infection, it also inflames the rest of the body and inflammation becomes a systemic problem.

  1. Lung disease:

Those, who are suffering from pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD, have a very high risk of worsening the condition if they have a bleeding gum problem or the periodontal disease. This is because the bacteria can get into the lungs and worsen its condition.

As you visit a smile dentist at a good dental clinic, he or she will not only take care of your smile, dental arrangement and superficial factors like the appearance of the teeth, but they will also take care of the overall oral hygiene. Guidance will be provided by them that will help you to understand how you can take care of your teeth and gum, so that you do not have to worry about any further oral diseases occurring to you. Even if the diseases have occurred, the dentists will treat and cure them, so that they do not spread and lead to other health problems. However you need to find the cheap dental hygienist in London area to make sure that your oral health is taken care of.


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