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What Conditions Can Poor Mouth Health Cause?

Posted on 2/20/2023 by Evan
What Conditions Can Poor Mouth Health Cause?If you do not care for your mouth, bacteria and other microbes can quickly spread to the rest of your body, putting you at risk for illnesses. Some of the conditions are:

Respiratory Illnesses

For example, if you have dental caries or periodontal disease, you may be breathing in bacteria and germs regularly, which could lead to respiratory illnesses. Germs in the air can cause various health problems in the lungs and respiratory system, including pneumonia, bronchitis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).


Gum disease and diabetes often occur together. Gum disease is a common complication of diabetes since persons with the disease have a weakened immune system and are more likely to contract germs. However, gum disease can promote diabetes by making it harder to stabilize blood sugar levels.


Many studies have linked tooth loss in the elderly to cognitive decline and slower walking and memory recall due to dementia.


Endocarditis is a further condition caused by germs that enter the body via the mouth and spread to other, more delicate areas. Endocarditis is an infection of the heart valves or chambers caused by bacteria.

Pregnancy and Delivery Problems

Research has linked periodontitis to premature birth and low birth weight. If you are missing teeth, you should get them replaced as a way to avoid developing these issues. More issues will arise if you put off getting new teeth. Dental implants can be problematic, so it is best to discuss your options with a skilled dentist before making any decisions.

Contact Us Today

While maintaining a clean mouth might boost your confidence and make you look better to others, it also helps keep harmful bacteria out of your body. If your oral health is deteriorating, you should get professional help. Any dental work, from tooth replacement to gum disease treatment, can be handled by our skilled dentists. Call or message us on our website to set up a meeting or a consultation.
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