Your Oral Health and Possible Effects on Your General Health
Many people focus on cosmetic dentistry, remaining unaware that oral health is capable of influencing general well-being in addition to appearance. Consequently, taking good care of your teeth can reduce your risk of developing certain health problems, while failing to brush your teeth or attend regular dental checkups can cause systemic problems.
The condition of your teeth and gums can have an impact on your cardiovascular health. Firstly, there is a clear connection between gum disease and heart disease, though it is as yet unclear why this link exists. Some experts theorize that oral inflammation increases blood vessel inflammation, heightening risk of heart attacks and strokes. Secondly, if you have ...