We live in a world where most things are vulnerable to the effects of other things. The same pattern follows for various parts of your body. The degree to which you care for your oral health affects the general health of your body, and vice versa. Here are some examples:
-If you have an infection in your mouth, various other parts of your body will begin to swell. If the infection and inflammation lasts a long time, your body may react with
-impaired insulin levels leading to diabetes
-high blood pressure.
-blood vessels constricting in your heart, causing hypertension and increasing your risk for heart disease and heart attacks
-Believe it or not, some studies have linked losing a tooth before the age of 35 to developing Alzheimer’s.
-Other studies show a connection between poor oral health and osteoporosis.
-Bad oral health is linked to autoimmune disorders such as lupus and arthritis, though these disorders may be more the cause of the oral health issues than the other way around.
If you’re interested in learning more about protecting your oral health in Scarsdale, New York, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 914-723-3366. Our periodontist, Dr. Robert Horowitz, and our team will be happy to inspect your teeth and to give you personalized advice.