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The Effects Of Poor Dental Hygiene On Your Body

Don't let poor dental hygiene affect your overall health. These are just a few of the health problems that can develop if you neglect your oral hygiene.


95% of US adults with diabetes also have periodontal disease and 1/3 have advanced periodontal disease that has lead to tooth loss.


Periodontal bacteria can travel through the bloodstream, enflaming blood vessels and blocking blood flow to the genitals. In fact, men with periodontal disease are 7x more likely to experience erectile dysfuntion than men with good dental hygiene.


Bacteria from periodontal disease can travel through the bloodstream to the lungs wher it can aggravate respiratory systems - especially in patients who already have respiratory problems.


Lack of regular brushing and flossing leaves small food particles wedged between the teeth that collect bacteria and emit chemicals like hydrogen sulfide - the same compound that gives rotten eggs their characteristic smell.


People with periodontal disease are 2x more likely to develop heart disease and arterial narrowing as a result of periodontal bacteria and plaque entering the bloodstream through the gums. In fact, one study found that the presence of gum disease, cavities and missing teeth are as good at predicting heart disease as cholesterol levels.


Bone deterioration around the teeth leads to loosening and eventual tooth loss. 25% of US adults have lost all of their teeth!


High levels of disease-causing bacteria in the mouth can lead to clogging of the Cartoid Artery and increased risk of stroke.

Contact our office today to schedule an appointment for an exam with ​x-rays. Your health is too important to ignore. 1-818-986-4600.

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