No one debates the power of a bright healthy smile. Practicing proper oral hygiene is the best way to maintain your pearly whites. Failure to care for your teeth and gums properly can lead to cavities and other oral health issues like periodontal disease. Unfortunately, the consequences of neglecting your oral health don’t end there. Oral disorders, it was recently found, have the potential to play a role in the spreading of cancer to other parts of the body. This is a strong indication that oral health is vital to your overall health and well being.
How Does Oral Health Impact Other Parts of the Body?
Most of us are unaware of the impact that oral health issues can have on other parts of our body. The bacteria present in periodontal disease can spread to other parts of the body and facilitate the development of other cancers of the body. Low-level systemic inflammation related to periodontitis can spread throughout the body, using enzymes similar to the ones found in the spread of pancreatic cancer. Dr. Allan Mulandi and Dr. Williams of Eastern Slope Dental want you to know about the possible connection between oral health issues and more serious diseases and are committed to educating patients on the connection between poor oral health and overall health and wellness.
As always, prevention and early diagnosis of periodontitis disease are key. Take proper care of your teeth and gums consistently and visit your dentist as recommended. Your North Conway dental team takes pride in educating patients on the benefits of practicing good oral hygiene because there’s clear evidence that it promotes healthy teeth and gums as well as overall health and well being.