There are a number of health-related reasons besides good oral health to regularly visit a dentist. The condition of your teeth and gums can be an indicator to underlying health conditions.
- Heart disease and periodontitis are two health issues where poor oral health may increase your risk.
- Issues with your teeth and gums can be a pointer to other health problems such as diabetes and HIV.
- Saliva is important in washing away bacteria in the mouth, but some medications reduce levels of saliva produced.
“This lack of saliva can cause food and bacteria in your mouth to stick around for awhile, and lead to more mouth, teeth, and gum infections. Not good. If you are on medication that can cause less saliva, it’s best to brush more and also discuss the issue with your dentist.”
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