Future Proof Your Mouth
There is tremendous and growing evidence that the health of your mouth is strongly linked to your general wellbeing. This means that people with clean, odour free mouths, free from bleeding and infection are less likely to develop heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and a range of other health issues. This is why we feel best placed to support you in achieving your health goals. Come in and ask a member of our team for more information and advice.
Your mouth and your general health
Research has shown that periodontal disease is associated with several other diseases. For a long time it was thought that bacteria was the factor that linked periodontal disease to other disease in the body; however, more recent research demonstrates that inflammation may be responsible for the association. Therefore, treating inflammation may not only help manage your gum health but may also help with the management of other chronic inflammatory conditions.
To date, scientists have found links between periodontal disease and a number of other problems, including:
- Heart Disease
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Premature Birth
Researchers have suggested that a link between osteoporosis and bone loss in the jaw. Studies suggest that osteoporosis may lead to tooth loss because the density of the bone that supports the teeth may be decreased, which means the teeth no longer have a solid foundation.
Research has found that bacteria that grow in the oral cavity can be aspirated into the lungs to cause respiratory diseases such as pneumonia, especially in people with periodontal disease.
Researchers found that men with gum disease were 49% more likely to develop kidney cancer, 54% more likely to develop pancreatic cancer, and 30% more likely to develop blood cancers.
Several studies have shown that periodontal disease is associated with heart disease. While a cause-and-effect relationship has not yet been proven, research has indicated that periodontal disease increases the risk of heart disease.Scientists believe that inflammation caused by periodontal disease may be responsible for the association.Periodontal disease can also exacerbate existing heart conditions.
Additional studies have pointed to a relationship between periodontal disease and stroke. In one study that looked at the causal relationship of oral infection as a risk factor for stroke, people diagnosed with acute cerebrovascular ischemia were found more likely to have an oral infection when compared to those in the control group.
Diabetic patients are more likely to develop periodontal disease, which in turn can increase blood sugar and diabetic complications.However, people with diabetes are more likely to have periodontal disease than people without diabetes, probably because people with diabetes are more susceptible to contracting infections. In fact, periodontal disease is often considered a complication of diabetes. Those people who don't have their diabetes under control are especially at risk.
Research has suggested that the relationship between diabetes and periodontal disease goes both ways - periodontal disease may make it more difficult for people who have diabetes to control their blood sugar.Severe periodontal disease can increase blood sugar, contributing to increased periods of time when the body functions with a high blood sugar. This puts people with diabetes at increased risk for diabetic complications.
Book 4 x 30min hygiene appointments = 2 Free OH Aids
eg. Tepes plus a Mouthwash (worth £8.00 to £10.00)