Could treating dental disease and reducing inflammation be the key to good health and a long life? Each day more and more studies come out showing that many of our health conditions such as heart disease, strokes, diabetes and cancers are caused by a process known as inflammation. But did you know that one of the major factors that produces inflammation in your body is dental disease?
Oral infections are the most common diseases of mankind, they are so common that they affect over 90% of the World’s population. They are also a key risk factor for heart disease and increased inflammation in the body. The most common oral infections are cavities and gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis, which are chronic inflammatory diseases that slowly and steadily destroy the supporting structures of multiple teeth.
These dental infections including tooth decay can be treated by regular oral health care and visits to your dentist and dental hygienist.
The majority of diseases and conditions of aging, including obesity and type 2 diabetes have a major inflammatory component that can be made worse by the presence of gum disease.
Gum disease is not just a dental disease, and it should not be ignored, as it is a risk factor for other health conditions. Treating gum disease and reducing inflammation in your mouth with regular dental visits and regular hygiene appointments is important for your oral health and for a healthy life.
Please call our friendly Dental team to make an appointment so we can discuss your dental needs on 02 4869 3111.