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Transcript of dental health
what you should be doing.
Dental health is something we need to pursue everyday, and to some extent we do pursue it, but is it that simple?
Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth and teeth clean in order to prevent dental problems, most commonly, dental cavities, gingivitis, and bad breath. There are also oral pathologic conditions in which good oral hygiene is required for healing and regeneration of the oral tissues. These conditions included gingivitis*, periodontitis*, and dental trauma, such as subluxation,* and following wisdom tooth extraction.
how do we prevent all this? Cleaning is not only a part of our regular hygiene but it is also a prevention from all of this happening. If you don't do it for your personal hygiene do it so that you don't get such awful diseases. Before moving towards Cleaning, let's have a brief introduction of dental health.
According to WHO, 'Oral health is a state of being free from chronic mouth and facial pain, oral and throat cancer, oral sores, birth defects such as cleft lip and palate,gum disease, tooth decay and tooth loss. Risk factors for oral diseases include unhealthy diet, tobacco use, harmful alcohol use, and poor oral hygiene.
To begin with the basics
Dental health is very closely related to oral health, but unlike oral health it doesn't cover all parts of the mouth. It only cover portions related to the teeth.
So why does dental health deserve so much attention, you may ask, And the answer is - even the basic precautions taken for dental health can maintain oral health and even the slightest carelessness has direct effect on dental health.
Cardiovascular Disease (Heart attack and Stroke)
Low Birth Weight/Extreme High Birth Weight
by Prarthana Karmaharya
*periodontitis - Inflammation of the tissue around the teeth, often causing shrinkage of the gums and loosening of the teeth.
*gingivitis - Inflamation of gums
*subluxation - A partial dislocation
Oral Hygiene and systematic diseases
Oral hygiene and systemic diseases
Cardiovascular Disease (Heart attack and stroke)
Periodontal disease can affect your overall health. Over time, it may increase the risk for heart disease and stroke. Several studies have shown that people with periodontal disease may be more likely to have coronary artery disease(such as fatty deposits on the walls of arteries) than people with healthy mouths.
Right now, scientists have two possible explanations for this association. One is that the bacteria that cause periodontal disease can release toxins into or travel through the bloodstream and help to form fatty plaques in the arteries. These plaque deposits can lead to serious problems, such as blood clots, which can block blood flow.
The other explanation is that these bacteria cause the liver to make high levels of certain proteins, which inflame the blood vessels. Inflammation eventually could lead to a heart attack or stroke.
Symptoms of periodontal disease include:
Persistent bad breath
Red, swollen or tender gums
Gums that bleed when you brush your teeth
Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
A change in the way your teeth come together when you bite down
If you have symptoms of periodontal disease, see your dentist soon for treatment.
According to a study by Department of Oral Biology, School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, on pnemonia in non-ambulatory