All these years we have been taking dental problems lightly, assuming that dental problems can be bad but can't be serious enough to bother us. However, it's time you stop this careless attitude towards your oral health. You know why? Because bad oral health can lead you towards a bad heart which would result in death due to heart disease. Now, it's upon you to decide whether you want your heart happy and healthy or continue with a bad oral health.
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research case study suggests “oral health may contribute to heart disease……..
“Last year, on 7th of July, 2016, a team of NIDCR (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research) revealed some new and shocking details about how oral pathogen like Porphyromonas gingivalis attaches itself to scavenging immune cells with its long, finger-like projections called fimbriae. In the June 15 issue of the Journal of Immunology, the grantees add several important new molecular details to describe the inside-out pathway process. According to the authors, this greater adherence leads to transendothelial migration and suggests how monocytes may contribute to atherosclerosis or other inflammatory conditions. It also provides a plausible inflammatory mechanism whereby P. gingivalis may contribute to heart disease.”
2.The discoveries revealed in JAHA Journal
According to study published in the American Heart Association journal in 2013 and in an another one published in the American Heart Association in 2003 suggests,
"the inflammation caused by conditions such as periodontal disease and the familiar oral problems, like a missing teeth and cavities, are effective at predicting heart disease as cholesterol levels."
Calculating the increasing number of health problems in Americans, more than 85 million Americans are live with some form of cardiovascular disease presently. However, people often ignore such problems and let it affect them because they assume it's not dangerous as it's common.
How to identify if you have a gum problem?
There are certain symptoms certified by the American Association of Periodontology, to help you evidently identify through the signs that you have a gum problem:
1. Try touching your gums with your fingers, the touch is agonizing, the gums are swollen, and you can see that your gums have become red.
2. your gums bleed while you brush your teeth.
3. You can't eat properly because the gum is soaring
4. You can clearly see signs of infection around the gum and teeth like pus, and other signs.
5. You can see the gum tissues detaching away from the enamel as if they were "pulling away".
6. Your mouth smells bad and you regularly experience bad breaths in your mouth.
7. While you chew your food, you feel some of your teeth are loose, and they are moving away from each other.
The final meat and potatoes: Bad oral health is an alarming warning bell, warning you of the chain of bad events that are yet to occur. The involved heart risk is just a small side-effect associated with a bad oral hygiene which caught the spotlight and rose to the surface. There certainly are more to add which are yet to be discovered. So, try not to avoid the importance of a good oral hygiene. Care for yourself, and keep your family happy.