Surprising Ways Oral Health is Linked to Physical Health
Bad Dental Hygiene = Bad Oral Health. Duh.
Of course, poor dental hygiene leads to bad oral health including gum disease (AKA gingivitis). Gingivitis has initial symptoms of red, swollen gums and bleeding gums after brushing or flossing.
Buuut did you know that if gingivitis goes untreated, the bones and tissues that support the teeth can become affected? This stage is known as periodontitis. Symptoms of periodontitis can include:
Unpleasant taste in your mouth
The worrying part is that gum disease has been linked to a variety of other health problems, including heart disease and heart attacks, diabetes, stroke and rheumatoid arthritis.
Yep, even heart problems. Let’s take a look how this can be possible.
Bad Oral Health Can Cause Heart Problems?!
Your mouth is teeming with bacteria. Most of it is good bacteria, but some of it is not and those bad germs can enter the bloodstream from your mouth, the entry point to your digestive and respiratory tracts.
We don’t want to scare you too much but if bad bacteria reaches the heart, it attaches to any damaged areas in the body and causes inflammation. This can result in endocarditis, an infection of the inner lining of the heart, as well as other conditions like clogged arteries and strokes. Intense gum inflammation also affects the bloodstream, and is believed to slowly damage blood vessels in the heart and brain over a long period of time.
So what can you do to prevent illnesses in your body and mouth?
Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body
The good news is that brushing your teeth properly and looking after your gums can prevent and treat gum disease, improve your overall health, AND help to reduce your risk of health problems. The NHS recommends that you brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice a day for at least 2 minutes. As dentists we know just how important fluoride is, so we’ve made sure to include it in our PÄRLA toothpaste tabs!
Some other healthy lifestyle habits that can improve your dental & overall health include:
- Drinking lots of water
- Eating a healthy diet
- Avoid smoking
- Seeing the dentist twice a year for regular checkups
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We recommend using our PÄRLA PRO toothpaste tabs because they are the world’s FIRST EVER toothpaste that can support a healthy immune system! Each tablet contains at least 50% of your RDA (designed to be used twice a day) of vitamin E & B12 vital for maintaining a healthy mind, immune system and gums.
There’s a reason sublingual (under the tongue) medicated sprays are so effective! As you brush your teeth, the vitamins and minerals blended into the tablet formula are able to enter the bloodstream via the skin inside your mouth. Healthy mouth, healthy body - two birds, one tablet.
So let’s swap plastic tubes for our eco-friendly tabs to protect the planet and your mouth!