Thursday, 3 November 2016

Problems Caused by Poor Oral Health

Tariq Drabu, the owner of the successful Langley Dental Practice, a leading dentist and specialist oral surgeon, has advised that many patients don't realise that poor oral health doesn't only lead to tooth decay, it can lead to numerous overall health issues which can result in serious and long term treatments and possibly even death.

Tariq Drabu advised that maintaining good oral health can reduce your risk of disease, whether it's oral disease or a health disease, such as a heart attack or stroke. Oral health is easy to maintain as long as you put an effective plan in place and follow it daily to reduce your risk of oral decay and your risk of other diseases which may be caused as a result.

Heart Disease

One of the disease that can result from poor oral health is heart disease. One of the many causes of heart disease is periodontal disease, which is a severe inflammatory gum disease. The inflammation can spread through the body, affecting the heart which can lead to heart attack, surgery and even death.

Mouth Cancer

Another issue which is becoming a serious concern around the world is mouth cancer. Oral cancer can result from poor oral health and with a good oral health routine and regular dental appointments, your risk of mouth cancer can be reduced which lowers your chances of becoming one of the seven thousand six hundred new cases being diagnosed in the United Kingdom each and every year. Early detection can also increase life expectancy by ninety percent.

Dental decay

Of course it's obvious, but if you don’t care for your teeth and gums, then you are going to experience tooth decay. Tooth decay causes sensitivity and pain, but it also results in you having to go for fillings, root canal treatments and in severe cases, tooth extractions. Dental decay is completely preventable as long as you put the effort in to protect your teeth and gums at all times.

Tooth loss and bad breath

Tariq Drabu advised that if you don't look after your teeth and gums, then you cannot expect them to look after you. Without a good oral hygiene routine at home and without watching what you eat and drink, your bad oral health can result in unpleasant breath, gum disease and possibly even tooth loss.

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