Research has shown that taking care of your teeth can save your life. Not quite metaphorically, it literally acts as a caution against major diseases thus taking the first step towards saving your life. The bacteria in the teeth and unhealthy gums can cause platelets in the blood to form clots which in extreme cases could result in a heart attack or stroke. Generally the most commonly ignored symptoms to some of the diseases, build slowly and steadily in the mouth.
So here’s are some signs that our dentists at Dentzz dental ask patients to watch out for, read on to find out what they are and how you can save yourself before it’s too late:
- Pale teeth and bleeding gums:
While this comes across as a very easily ignored common phenomena among most adults, it can be an indication towards greater health problems. This can be an indicator of blood disorders. Starting to floss daily and brushing twice a day is the simplest way to deal with bleeding gums and pale teeth and transform them into strong gums and healthy teeth.
- Frozen jaw:
In lay man terms a frozen jaw is when your jaw gets stuck while you are eating or talking or doing anything else. Sometimes this could cause bone loss in the lower jaw. This bone loss could be an early indicator of skeletal osteoporosis. Basic exercises of the jaw help with a frozen jaw. A frozen jaw might also occur because of a small jaw in which case you could opt for an extraction and restructuring treatments for your teeth to give space to new teeth.
- Inflammation in the mouth:
This is less of an indicator and more of a direct cause for various digestive and intestinal diseases. Inflammation in the mouth secretes certain enzymes that corrode or spoil the food we eat and thus cause stomach disorders. It is also coupled with fever sometimes. Consult with a dentist when this occurs and they might prescribe over the counter creams or tablets which would temporarily sooth the inflammation and improve dental health.
- Other diseases:
There are certain diseases that cause severe oral health issues. Diabetes and Cancer deteriorate oral conditions and cause severe gum problems and a degradation of the overall health of the teeth and mouth. AIDS also is another such disease. Not only does it cause bad dental health and severe dental problems but AIDs itself can also be caused by oral infections.
Most diseases that are caused or are the cause of various other diseases, start in the mouth. So it is very important to consult an experienced and skilled dentist as soon as you notice any dental health issue as it might just be your body communicating other larger health concerns to you. Your mouth could be your personal health indicator as long as you are alert and learn to heed the signs. If you notice any of these signs call and book an appointment with Dentzz today and put all your worries to rest.