Did You Know, Your Mouth Can Show the First Sign of Your Disease?

Your mouth is the index of your body! Dentists can identify diseases that you are suffering from, just by looking at your mouth! Read on for more...

(Plaque is a soft, yellowish deposit on your teeth, tongue, and gums which can cause bad breath and cavities)

GERD/ Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease is a disease wherein there's an excess acid produced in your stomach which leaks into your mouth via your esophagus. It can not only cause but erode your tooth, cause sensitivity, inflammation of oral mucosa/skin, bad breath, and red palate.Your stomach produces acid to digest your food. However, GERD is a serious disease which needs treatment; otherwise, it can lead to ulcers and cancers.

(Redness, swelling, and pain are the signs of inflammation)

Likewise, your mouth is the gateway. It also tells you, if you are progressing/recovering from certain diseases. If your blood sugar levels are improving, your oral health improves.

On the other hand, research says that if you take care of your oral health, you can recover from diseases!

If you improve your oral health, your diabetes improves; likewise, if you don't have a good oral hygiene, inflammation in your mouth worsens your diabetes.

Research also says poor oral health may cause heart diseases such as atherosclerosis/thickened blood vessels which cause highblood pressure. Unhealthy bacteria from your mouth can enter your blood and cause atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis can increase the chances of heart attacks as well as stroke.

*Heart attack is when blood flow to your heart muscles stops and causes the death of your heart muscles.

*Stroke is when there's a ruptured blood vessel in your brain. It needs an immediate treatment as its life-threatening.

By maintaining a good oral hygiene, you can minimize the growth of unhealthy bacteria in your mouth.

Here's a list of seven more diseases that have a direct connection with your mouth:

1. Respiratory diseases

(Pneumonia is a lung infection which can give you fever, cough, and make it difficult for you to breathe.)

(COPD is a chronic/long-standing disease wherein there is a lung inflammation, cough, mucus, and difficulty breathing.)

2. Kidney disease

If you have you can have bad breath, bad taste, and loose teeth. Kidney disease can worsen and cause kidney failure if not treated. Gum inflammation can worsen your kidney diseases.

3. Infertility

A latest study says oral health can cause by reducing sperm counts in men and delaying the time of conception in women.

4. Premature birth

Inflamed gums are common in pregnancy. However, it's more important to keep your mouth clean in pregnancy with brushing twice a day and flossing every day. oral health can cause premature and low birth weight. Full-term babies are healthier than preterm ones.

5. Throat cancer

Poor oral health can invite viruses such as HPV/Human Papilloma Virus which can cause

6. Dementia

Journal of the American Geriatric Society says health can cause memory!

7. Rheumatoid arthritis

Arthritis foundation says having a good oral health helps you have healthy joints. Higher the number of loose teeth, higher are the chances of joint diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. Gum diseases can increase your chances of Rheumatoid arthritis by four times.

Remember to meet your dentist every six months. It helps you:

  1. Prevent a lot of diseases
  2. Find them early
  3. Prevent the worsening of diseases
  4. Recover from diseases

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