You may be aware that #dental #health is crucial in avoiding problems like #cavities and #gum issues. However, what most people don't realize that it is the direct connection between #oralHealth and general health.
Your oral health may provide clues to general health problems such as: ☞ Initial signs of HIV infection
☞ Crohn's and celiac disease-related ulcers
☞ Blood disorders
☞ Bulimia and anorexia
Conditions that start in the #mouth can lead to serious infections elsewhere in the #body such as in the case of #endocarditis in the heart.
#Gumdisease, which occurs when there is #plaque buildup on the #teeth that later turns to #tartar, is associated with a whole range of health problems such as: ☞ #Diabetes - increases the risk of periodontal disease which can result in further problems.
☞ Micro-organisms in the mouth can be inhaled into the respiratory tract, causing #infections such as #pneumonia
☞ #Gingivitis may affect how arteries become clogged
☞ A study showed that people between the ages of 36 and 69 had three to seven times increased risk of fatal #heartdisease.
☞ Those with cavities and gum disease had twice the risk of stroke as those without oral health issues.
☞ Chronic oral health issues have been linked to problems with sleeping and behavioral problems in children.
☞ Some research indicates a link between oral health and #cancer.
In need of a dental check-up in #ForestHills - #Queens, #NewYork area?
Make an appointment ☎️718.261.4747 or booking online at www.DuoDentalSpa.com
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