The Unbelievable Link Between your Mouth and Body

By:Vasudha Bhat, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Aug 20, 2014

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The health of your mouth can keep you in the pink of health to an unimaginable extent. From preventing the risk of a heart disease to having a healthy baby, it all depends on your oral hygiene in many ways.
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    Believe the Unbelievable

    Brush, floss, and a regular visit to the dentist can keep your teeth and gums fit and strong. But wait! There is much more to it than you thought. Your bright and white smile can mean so much to your health and many of us remain unaware of this relationship. A good oral hygiene leads to good health in many ways. Let’s have a look how.

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    Confidence Building

    This goes without saying. When you have decayed or discoloured teeth or the foul smell from your mouth is making your fellow beings uncomfortable, you are surely going to go low on confidence. But, if your teeth are bright and your mouth smells as fresh as a mint leaf you are definitely going to gain confidence like never before.

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    Lowered Risk of Heart Disease

    The chronic inflammation caused by gum diseases has been found linked with cardiovascular problems like heart disease, blockages of blood vessels, and strokes. So, report to your doctor if your gums are growing literally far and wide.

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    Preservation of Memory

    A study has shown that people who suffer from gingivitis (swollen or bleeding gums) perform worse in memory and other cognitive skill tests than people who had healthy gums.

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    Reduced Risk of Infection and Inflammation in Body

    When your mouth suffers from poor health, it is surely going to affect other parts of the body too. To support this, a research has established a link between gum diseases and rheumatoid arthritis.

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    Controlled Blood Sugar Levels in Diabetics

    People who suffer from diabetes often complain of having gum diseases. When a person suffers from diabetes, his/her ability to fight infection weakens which can give birth to severe gum diseases. Some researchers have also found that diabetes can put a person at a much higher risk of gum diseases than their healthier counterparts. This means it can make it even more difficult to control the blood sugar levels. Therefore, reducing the risk of gum problems can control your blood sugar levels when you are suffering from diabetes.

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    Helps in Pregnancy

    Women are at a higher risk of gingivitis during pregnancy. There are some researches that show a link between gum diseases and preterm and low-birth weight infants.

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    Things you Must Do

    Now that you know how countering oral problems is important for you, you must learn how to take care of your mouth. Brush at least twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste. Brush properly and never forget to floss to get rid of the remaining food particles between your teeth. Lastly, visit the dentist regularly to keep a check on any dental troubles.

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