Bloody, inflamed gums, painful caries, bad breath-what happens in the mouth can have a significant effect on other parts of the body, sometimes in a significant way.
Poor oral hygiene increases the risk of heart problems
Numerous studies have demonstrated the link between periodontal disease and heart disease. Periodontitis increases the risk of developing heart attacks, scientists say. The explanation lies in the bacterium that causes the periodontal symptoms-inflammation and bleeding of the gums, loss of bone around the teeth can spread through the bloodstream in the arteries and affect them.
The bacterium can join the wall of the arteries, nourishing the heart and thus forming small clots (thrombi). This significantly increases the risk of heart attack due to breakage of the thrombus and blockage of an important blood vessel.
Poor oral health increases the risk of developing cancer
Just as bacteria can cause swelling in the gums, so it can affect other tissues in the human body. A new study, published in Cancer Research, found that the same type of bacterium that causes periodontal disease is also associated with the high risk of developing oesophageal cancer.
Poor oral hygiene increases the risk of erectile dysfunction
Start cleaning the interdental spaces with interdental brushes or dental threads. A study found a link between systemic inflammation and the transport of bacteria from the oral cavity on the blood vessels, which may increase the risk of erectile dysfunction.
A preliminary study in Taiwan found that 79 men with erectile dysfunction were previously diagnosed with chronic chronic periodontitis. Prolonged chronic inflammation can damage blood vessels.
Poor oral hygiene increases the risk of prostate problems
Specific prostate antigen (PSA) is an enzyme produced normally in small amounts of the prostate. When the prostate is inflamed or infected, the levels of this enzyme are significantly rising, reported by the American Academy of Periodontology .
The organization reports men with indications of periodontal disease with increased levels of PSA , just as when the prostate is inflamed. This problem is associated with an inflammatory condition called prostatitis. It affects men at all ages. The condition causes sensitivity, painful irritation, difficulty ejaculating, pain in the perineum, frequent urination urges.
How to improve your oral health?
Regular visits to the dental office.
Maintaining good oral hygiene, consisting of tooth brushing 2 times a day, morning and evening after a meal for 3-5 minutes. Using interdental brushes or teeth, it has been shown to be more effective in performing hygienic handling twice a day. Toothpaste contains about 1500 ppm of fluorine. The toothbrush should be changed every 1.5-2 months. Rinse mouth with mouthwash for at least 30 minutes after brushing with toothpaste. It is desirable that the mouthwash does not contain alcohol.
Thorough cleaning of the tongue, it also accumulates microbial biofilm.
Reducing the amount of sugar and beverages. Reducing the consumption of acidic products.
Regular use of chewing gum without sugar or mint candy with xylitol.
Reduction or cessation of smoking.
Follow the instructions given by the dentist.