Oral health is an important part of overall health and is essential to holistic health. Early detection of dental diseases can be an important suggestion in diagnosing and treating other systemic diseases of the body.

According to many scientific studies, periodontal disease is linked to cardiovascular diseases, respiratory infections, osteoporosis …

  • Cardiovascular disease and stroke: Lack of bone in the socket bone is a warning sign of chronic heart disease.
  • Bacteria found in periodontal disease can also lead to blood clots, increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke.
  • People with periodontal disease are more susceptible to cardiovascular disease. Respiratory infections: The infectious agents that cause respiratory diseases are found largely in people with periodontal disease.
  • Respiratory diseases, such as lung disease, chronic bronchitis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can be affected from periodontal disease. Older adults and patients with weakened immune systems are susceptible to the disease. Diabetes: The relationship between diabetes and periodontal has been greatly demonstrated in studies.
  • Diabetics with reduced resistance to infectious diseases, they are more at risk of periodontal disease. In addition, periodontal disease can also make it difficult for diabetics to stabilize blood glucose levels. For these reasons, maintaining daily oral hygiene and early detection of gum disease is essential for diabetics.
  • Osteoporosis: The signs of osteoporosis, a condition that affects more than 20 million people in the United States, can be detected through dental exams and dental x-rays. There is a strong link between bone metabolism and oral health. Regular dental x-rays can help detect bone loss.
  • Pregnancy: Periodontal disease is associated with premature birth and underweight children. Although the cause is unclear, research has raised concerns about the effects of chronic gingivitis during pregnancy. In addition, high hormone levels in pregnant mothers can cause the gums to react to bacteria in plaque, making them more susceptible to inflammation and infection.
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