One general and obvious benefit to brushing, flossing, and just keeping your teeth and gums clean at all times is just the good feeling of a fresh mouth. But did you know that your habits are actually helping the rest of your body out as well? Tandlæger i Valby er ved at lære det sammen med resten af verden.
Modern research has shown that there are actually links between keeping your mouth clean and fresh and maintaining a healthy heart. Statistics have found that those who are prone to suffering some sort of disease in their gums have a greater risk of contracting a sickness in the heart. Inflammation that starts in the mouth apparently has a tendency to spread to the rest of the body, ultimately reaching our more delicate and important organs. Consequently, those who have been observed to have heart disease are more likely to have problems with their gums, in the form of tooth loss, gum disease, and even bleeding gums.
Though research backing these claims is still ongoing, what is known is that if the mouth is not maintained properly, it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria, and your body responds with inflammation. When this is not contained there is a tendency for bacteria to spread in the bloodstream, where it is then confronted with more of the body’s defenses. This means that blood clots would form, and these clots would eventually make their way to affect the heart negatively.
If you have any of the following symptoms, you may want to let your dentist know, that they would be addressed right away, as they are signs of gum disease:
– Gums that bleed easily
– Swelling gums, or sensitive, tender gums
– Loose or sensitive teeth
– An unpleasant taste in your mouth
– Bad breath
– Noticable pain while chewing
Now, it couldn’t necessarily be implied that these are signs of eventual heart disease, but they are definitely symptoms for something wrong in your gums, and your dentist should know about it. Tandlæger i Valby skal vide, hvad råd til at give dig.
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