Did you know that your dentist could be the first to detect a medical issue? Over 100 diseases can manifest symptoms in the mouth, underscoring the significance of routine dental check-ups. These exams play a crucial role in safeguarding both your overall health and dental well-being. Regular dental visits not only help maintain your oral hygiene but also serve as an early warning system for potential medical concerns. From diabetes to certain types of cancers, the mouth can provide vital clues that contribute to comprehensive healthcare.
What’s the connection between Oral Health and Overall Health?
Your mouth, like the rest of your body, is teeming with germs, most of which are harmless. However, because your mouth is the gateway to your digestive and respiratory tracts, some of these bacteria can cause sickness.
Bacteria are normally kept under control by the body’s natural defenses and regular oral health care, such as frequent brushing and flossing. However, without good dental care, bacteria levels can rise to the point where they might cause oral infections such as tooth decay and gum disease.
Decongestants, antihistamines, pain relievers, diuretics, and antidepressants, for example, can all diminish saliva flow. Saliva sweeps away food and neutralizes acids created by bacteria in the mouth, aiding in the protection of the body against microorganisms that reproduce and cause disease.
Oral germs and the inflammation associated with a severe form of gum disease (periodontitis), according to research, may play a role in some disorders. Furthermore, certain disorders, such as diabetes and HIV/AIDS, can reduce the body’s resistance to infection, exacerbating oral health issues.
Abfraction Lesion and Its Temporary Treatment
Abfraction Lesions are something that every dentist feels saddened about, especially Dr. Sbenati. The reason is because there is no treatment for it. Right once you’ve got it the only way to treat it is by slowing down its progression by putting a filling on top and as you know fillings don’t last forever. But, by putting a filling on top you’re protecting that area. However, the problem is that the reason why that happened in the first place is because your bite is not meeting protectively, it is not meeting properly. And so, every time you bite down you’re causing microfractures on your teeth
So how do you prevent all of that? Call us now at [519-474-0220] or book a consultation with us [Book your Dental Consultation]