Dr. Mortensen from Fountain Valley, CA is here blogging today about how dental implants could potentially lengthen your life span and help to restore your overall health if you are a missing a tooth or teeth. We already know that keeping a healthy mouth is imperative to maintaining good dental hygiene, but did you know that it could increase your life span as well? There have been links found between gum disease and the heart, brain and weight control.
The inflammation of the mouth can cause a lot more than just painful swelling of the gums. This harmful swelling affects the blood vessels that control the amount of blood flowing from the heart to the body and back again. Inflamed blood vessels lead to clots and can easily lead to heart attacks. In order to regulate the amount of blood rushing throughout the body, it is very important to keep infection and disease out of oral system. The easiest way to do this is to make sure that you brush at least twice a day and floss regularly. By ridding the mouth and teeth of the plaque and lessening the bacteria, the mouth will be less susceptible to infection and decay. Drinking a healthy amount of water throughout the day also will help wash the germs out of the mouth that can cause dangerous diseases.
We must be mindful of infection in the mouth; gum disease in the oral cavity can lead to brain damage. Periodontitis is one of the worst diseases for not only the mouth, but the brain as well. The chronic inflammation can travel to the brain and wreak havoc on this important organ. When our immune system tries to fight off infection, it actually ends up weakening our gum tissue; this significant swelling of the oral cavity has been linked to massive damage in the brain tissue. This inflammation from the mouth that causes the inflamed tissue is almost directly inviting disease and infection into the brain.
We know that eating too much sugar or starchy foods easily leads to diabetes; where the body cannot break down or utitlize insulin and control blood sugar. But did you know that when the body can no longer do these things, the lost control can cause severe infections? This is including infections in the oral cavity. We must keep our teeth clean and healthy in order to avoid diseases like diabetes which can make existing infections so much worse. Always clean, brush, and floss whenever you eat sweet foods or candy to reduce the amount of plaque and risk of diseases like these.
If you have any of these horrible diseases or missing teeth, you need to consult your doctor immediately. Dental implants could potentially save your life by filling those empty spaces that are more than welcoming decay and infection into the oral system. This simple process can be the very thing that lengthens your life span; with a brand new and complete smile. We can replace unhealthy teeth that causes poor oral health or fill in the missing spots in your mouth to help you restore better oral and dental health.
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If you have missing teeth in your smile, you are ruining your overall oral and long- term health. You need to address this major concern today and get set up with dental implants while you still can. These natural looking dental implants could be the difference between life and death. Call us at 714-421-4722