Research has shown that your oral health is closely linked to your overall health. In fact, oral health conditions gum disease and systemic medical conditions often impact and exacerbate each other. Common conditions affected by your oral health include diabetes, heart disease and stroke, pregnancy complications, osteoporosis, and respiratory disease.
Nitric Oxide Is Essential to All Life
Nitric oxide is critical in our bodies. Without it, we can’t live. In fact, the loss of Nitric oxide has been linked to a decline in cardiovascular health and has been called the greatest discovery in cardiovascular medicine.
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Oral Health and Diabetes
Patients with pre-existing diabetic conditions are more likely to develop gum disease. Periodontal disease and diabetes contribute to each other, and one condition may cause the other to worsen. Gum disease increases blood sugar levels, making it more difficult to control your glucose levels. Diabetes thickens your blood vessels, making it more difficult to remove excess sugar in the mouth. This creates a feeding ground for the bacteria which in turn cause gum disease.
Oral Health, Heart Disease and Stroke
Heart disease and stroke have also been linked to your oral health, and specifically linked to gum disease. The bacteria that cause gum disease may attach themselves to coronary arteries when they enter the bloodstream. This contributes to blood clot formation and narrows the arteries, which in turn can lead to a heart attack. The inflammation caused by gum disease can also cause plaque buildup, swelling the arteries and worsening pre-existing heart conditions.
Periodontal Disease and Pregnancy
Periodontal disease may put women at risk for delivering premature and underweight babies. Women experience frequent hormone fluctuations at various points in their lives, including during pregnancy. These hormonal fluctuations put them at greater risk for periodontal disease, which in turn puts them at greater risk for preeclampsia and premature and underweight babies. We recommend working closely with our dentists throughout your pregnancy to help maintain good oral health and keep your mouth free from gum disease.
Oral Health and Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a common bone disease and occurs most frequently in post-menopausal women. This condition is characterized by low bone mass, bone fragility and by a decrease in bone mineral density. One of the characteristics of tooth loss, periodontal disease and other oral health conditions is the loss of bone and tissue. Individuals with osteoporosis are much more likely to experience the tissue loss in their supporting bone structure that results from gum disease, tooth loss and other dental conditions.
Oral Health and Respiratory Disease
At any given time there are millions upon millions of bacteria in your mouth. Many of these bacteria are harmless. However, some bacteria is not. If you have a dental condition such as periodontal disease, normal breathing can cause the bacteria in your mouth to move into your lower respiratory tract. This can cause a bacterial infection in the lungs, which may aggravate persistent or chronic respiratory problems. It can also contribute to the development of conditions such as pneumonia.
Our dentists will work closely with your medical doctor to help you manage your systemic and oral health condition so that you can once again enjoy a healthy lifestyle. Please call our office today for more information and to set up your appointment with our experienced dentists.