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How Keeping Gum Diseases Away Can Improve Your Overall Health?

Posted on 4/12/2021 by Matthew Martin
How Keeping Gum Diseases Away Can Improve Your Overall Health?While it's a known fact that gum diseases caused by inadequate oral hygiene or lack of dental checkups could leave your teeth and gum at risk, but did you know that the same gum diseases may also cause problems in other parts of your body?

Yes, that's right. Let's find out how gum diseases can affect your overall health and what you can do to change the situation.

Gum Diseases and Risk of Developing Other Health Conditions

Gum disease caused by plaque buildup is a group of disorders that can eventually lead to tooth loss. But that's not it. When left untreated, it can lead to infection. The problem further intensifies with poor oral hygiene. Even if you skip oral hygiene practices such as brushing and flossing just for one day, you add up to the risk of spreading the infection to other parts of your body.

As the bacteria in your mouth continue to multiply, the infection grows within the gum tissue, causing swelling and redness in the gums. The disease can weaken your gums to a point where they can bleed even with mild brushing. As a result, the bacteria and other toxins enter the bloodstream and affect other organs. The latest research indicates that untreated gum diseases may influence health conditions such as diabetes, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and even rheumatoid arthritis.

What to do to Reduce the Risk of Health Conditions Caused by Gum Diseases?

If you are at risk of developing any of the mentioned health conditions, you must keep a check on your oral health. Make sure you brush your teeth twice and floss daily to remove plaque buildup. Moreover, it's best not to skip your semi-annual dental checkup. Meanwhile, you should also be vigilant and keep a close check for early signs of gum disease, including but not limited to bleeding, swollen gums. In that case, give us a call at (513) 445-4282 as soon as possible and schedule a consultation.
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