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Did you know that your teeth are one of the most important indicators of your overall health? In addition to their appearance, your teeth play a vital role in digestion and the way foods pass through your system. If you have poor oral health, it can lead to other negative effects on your body. In fact, gum disease is the most prevalent Oral Health Problem in North America and its prevalence is steadily increasing. Those who suffer from it often experience pain in the jaw and neck, receding gums, bad breath, and sensitivity to hot and cold foods. If you want to keep your smile bright for a lifetime, here’s what you need to know about your teeth:
What is the role of the teeth in our bodies?
Your teeth play an essential role in the digestive process. They are the part of your mouth that breaks down food into smaller particles to be absorbed by the body. In fact, your body is able to use teeth as a food blender. Your teeth break down food into a substance called “pulp” that can be easily absorbed into your blood and lymphatic system. Your gums, which are located just behind your teeth, hold the blood vessels that serve as a route for digestion to happen. If you have gum disease, the bacteria inside your mouth can enter the blood vessels and block their flow, which means the bacteria can begin to affect the rest of the body. It can cause swollen ankles, increased blood pressure, and heart disease. If this happens, you may experience a range of symptoms such as fatigue, constipation, bad breath, a change in bowel habits, and more.
The six groups of dental diseases
– Gingivitis: This is a mild form of gum disease that causes bleeding gums. – Periodontitis: This is a severe form of gum disease that may lead to tooth loss. – Abherrant tooth and root caries: If not treated, this can lead to tooth loss and severe indigestion. – Pulpitis: This is a bacterial infection of the gums that may cause severe mouth and neck pain. – Pyorrhea: This causes the excessive growth of white blood cells inside the gums and pockets of bleeding. – Cystitis: This is a bacterial infection of the bladder. It can cause pain in your side and back, blood in your urine, and frequent urination.
Gum disease: What you should know
Gum disease is the most common oral health problem in North America. It often starts with plaque, a sticky substance on the teeth that is made up of bacteria. Plaque can build up on your teeth and cause tooth decay. But if not treated, it may eventually lead to gum disease. Once the bacteria in plaque combine with blood, they form tartar, which is a gray or brown substance on your teeth. This tartar can irritate your gum tissues, which can cause inflammation in the mouth. Pushing back the natural growth of your gum tissues with trauma, such as chewing, can lead to gum disease. This is why you should always brush your teeth after finishing a meal. But you should also make sure you brush your teeth regularly and thoroughly. You should also brush your tongue, too, as it can get plaque buildup too. If you don’t, you may end up developing gum disease.
Tooth decay: The culprit behind developing gum disease
Tooth decay is caused by the buildup of food particles on the teeth, causing them to decay. When a tooth is affected by tooth decay, the dental plaque on the tooth’s surface starts to break down and forms tartar on the tooth. Tartar can then start to decay, which can lead to tooth decay and tooth decay. The bacteria, yeasts, and other microorganisms on your teeth can cause tooth decay. This is why you should brush your teeth after every meal and at least twice a day. You can use an antibacterial toothpaste to help prevent tooth decay. If you don’t, the bacteria on your teeth can cause gingivitis, periodontitis, and tooth decay. If you have poor oral health, you may also be more likely to develop tooth decay and tooth decay in your baby’s teeth.
Tetracycline induced periodontitis: A type of gum disease
This is a type of gum disease that is usually caused by antibiotics. The bacteria in your mouth that can cause gingivitis and periodontitis can thrive in an acidic environment. Antibiotics, however, are usually taken for a short period of time and are very acidic. Therefore, your gums and teeth can be affected by these bacteria. If left untreated, this condition can lead to tooth and bone loss. And it can also cause bad breath, sensitivity to hot and cold foods, and a change in bowel habits. If you develop this type of gum disease, you may experience a change in your bowel habits. You may also notice blood in your stool or that it is softer than normal. If you notice any of these symptoms, you should see your dentist to get treated as soon as possible.
Lichenstein’s disease: An uncommon form of periodontal diseases
Lichenstein’s disease is only seen in people who have had tetracycline-related periodontitis. The gums in their mouths become red and sore, and they may experience bleeding gums, a change in bowel habits, and painful urination. This condition is rare and can only be treated by a dentist. There is no way to prevent this type of gum disease.
Abscessed tooth and pulpal necrosis: The causes behind these conditions
Abscessed tooth and pulpal necrosis are caused by bacteria that enter the tooth socket and cause a blocked blood clot. This can damage the tooth and/or pulp, which is the nerve-rich tissue inside your teeth. If you have an abscessed tooth, you may notice a bad taste in your mouth or a toothache. Pulpal necrosis is a condition where the root of the tooth dies and is replaced by a gray fibrous tissue. This can cause a change in the way your teeth feel when they bite into things.
Tooth decay affects over 20 million people in North America, and it is the most common cause of tooth loss. Gum disease is the most prevalent Oral Health Problem in North America and its prevalence is steadily increasing. If you want to keep your smile bright for a lifetime, you need to know what to do. These diseases are caused by poor oral hygiene and the bacteria that thrive in your mouth. Keeping your teeth clean and healthy, and seeing your dentist regularly are the best ways to prevent these diseases.