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Ways Your Dental Health Affects You


Posted on 3/22/2021 by Barbara Ketchum
Ways Your Dental Health Affects YouPoor dental health can result in tooth decay, gum disease, and periodontal disease. Not only will a yellow smile dim your self-confidence, but other oral diseases can impact your overall health too. In fact, your oral health reflects the health of your body. So, when your mouth remains healthy, your overall health will, too.

The mouth is contains almost 6 million bacteria. While most of them are harmless, others can be detrimental. Over time, the bacteria continues to grow when a person neglects their oral health by not brushing their teeth or flossing regularly. This bacteria eventually contributes to oral diseases such as tooth decay and gum disease.

The natural defenses of the body usually manage to keep the bacteria under control when an individual maintains good oral health through regular brushing, flossing, and dental visits, but without proper dental hygiene, the bacteria from your mouth can enter the bloodstream and spread to other parts of the body.
Over 90% of system diseases, or any diseases involving the organs, often have oral manifestations that add to the disease. Two of the biggest diseases that are linked to poor oral health include:

•  Cancer – Oral cancer, mouth cancer, leukemia, and many other types of cancer often occur as a result of neglected or improper oral hygiene, making it mandatory to treat any oral health problems as a serious medical condition.
•  Heart Disease – Poor oral health and heart disease have a connection with one another as gum inflammation can lead to many heart illnesses such as clogged arteries, endocarditis, and stroke risks.

Dental health an essential part of maintaining your overall health. Apart from brushing and flossing regularly, you must pay regular visits to your dentist to prevent any serious dental concerns from arising.

If you are looking for a dental clinic for dental work or any other dental-related concerns, call us at (971) 600-0211 or visit us at Oak Park Dental.

Serving Salem Keizer Community since 1987

We provide dental services for the entire family from children to older adults. Our entire team of caring Doctors, hygienists and support staff pride ourselves on a high level of patient care.

Using the latest in modern dental technology our services range from sealants to complex implant surgery. Our goal is a comfortable experience for our patients with beautiful results.


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