Chronic inflammation is can be damaging for our body and is important in conditions like heart disease and diabetes, . The effects of chronic inflammation can be reduced by making changes to your dental health.
Inflammation and the Mouth
When we’re dental unfit, our mouths are one of the top sources of inflammation and this can affect our whole body. When there is dental disease, underlying health issues may be exacerbated by the presence of harmful mouth bacteria especially if they increase. This proliferation of harmful bacteria is triggered by dental disease and inflammation.
Gum disease is nicknamed the silent killer, because it generally is painless and it significantly increases your risk for chronic ill health and chronic inflammation.
Gum disease is linked to heart disease, strokes, and diabetes.
It is a well documented scientific fact that people with healthy gums live healthier, longer lives; this is partly because healthy gums help you retain teeth.
Untreated inflammation in the mouth may lead to a cascade of inflammation in the body and this could affect on your overall health. Treating gum disease and dental infections not only improves your smile it reduces inflammation and boosts your overall health and wellbeing.
Treating gum disease and dental infections is essential if you want to reduce inflammation in your body and improve your health.
If your gums bleed when you brush, look red or swollen or are sore, or if you have a bad taste on waking you may have gum disease. One other clue is slightly mobile teeth-teeth that move when you chew. The good news is that all of these problems can be successfully treated – call our office to schedule a treatment with our dental hygienist today on 02 4869 3111