Good Oral Health is Essential and it Begins With Dentists
Oral health is now recognized as having an impact on much of the body’s health. Certain areas of the body harbour bacteria. Your mouth is full of bacteria, and while most of it is harmless you must still keep it under control with the methods that Dentists recommend. Without good oral health you risk serious health problems.
Bacteria grows rapidly in your mouth. Usually the natural defences of the body and very good oral care, such as daily flossing and brushing, can keep these bacteria from becoming problems. Bacteria can lead to infections and diseases of the gum. Keeping a saliva flow will help reduce bacteria and help prevent tooth decay.
Dentists also suggest oral bacteria and the inflammation associated with periodontics, which is a severe form of gum disease, might play a role in disease formation elsewhere in the body. Oral health problems can potentially cause or worsen more severe diseases. Gum disease can lead to the loss of teeth. More serious problems can result from gum disease. Plaque is home to bacteria and this bacteria which affects the gum can travel to other parts of the body.
People with heart disease need to have regular teeth cleaning’s as prescribed by their cardiologist, and they should premeditate before any dental work is performed. The premeditation prevents bacteria from causing an inflammation around or in the heart. Regular cleaning’s rid the mouth of plague and other potential dental problems. A dental cleaning can uncover serious dental problems like gum separation, teeth decay, enamel loss and bone loss. Each of these problems need to be addressed by a professional practising in the dental field that deals with these problems. Dentists are responsible for your overall dental health and for spotting problem areas that might need the attention of a specialist.
The patient has a serious responsibility to practice good oral hygiene. and the dentist can describe the best kind for you. Sometimes a mechanical toothbrush is recommended, but it is most important to find a way to keep plaque from forming, and your semi-annual check-ups will help the dentist explain what is working and what is not working. Plaque is the enemy to good oral health. Visit us at Schelldentistry.org.