Why Is Oral Health So Important?

You may think that it’s just teeth. Still, oral health can have a significant impact on your overall health, which is why you need to prioritize your oral wellness and visit a Sydney dentist regularly to ensure that your smile is healthy and beautiful. The scary reality is that it is estimated that 15.5% of people in Australia have severe tooth loss. People should take a closer look at how their oral health can impact your general health.

Reduces Serious Health Issues

Reducing your risk of gum disease can be reducing the risk of other issues. The biggest problem with gum disease is that the bacteria that forms in your mouth as a result of gum disease can get into your bloodstream. Once it does, there is a protein that gets released, which makes the blood thicker. This protein increases your risk of issues like blood clots, affecting the nutrient and oxygen flow into the heart, which can lead to a heart attack. Another issue is that you may end up having inflammation in your blood vessels, which can lead to a stroke.

Conditions with Potential Links to Your Oral Health

Many people are unaware that there are health conditions that can be potentially linked to your oral health. This section will take a look at just a few of these ailments:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Endocarditis (infection of the inner lining of your heart chambers or valves)
  • Pneumonia
  • Pregnancy/birth complications
  • Osteoporosis
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Certain types of cancers

It’s crucial that if you see a dentist regularly and you’ve been feeling ill or diagnosed with any serious health conditions, that you let them know. They also need to know about any change in medication. These are essential things to know to help them better treat you.

Protecting Your Oral Health

As you can see, bad oral health can lead to potentially dangerous conditions if left untreated, which is why you should maintain a strict level of oral hygiene, ensuring to brush your teeth and floss every day. It’s also essential to reduce your sugar intake to help keep your teeth as healthy as possible as well as use mouthwash daily. You should regularly visit a dentist to maintain healthy teeth and gums, as they can catch any problems before they become serious. You should have regular cleanings as well. By doing these things, you are helping both your oral health and your overall health.

Visit FY Smile

FY Smile Double Bay has several years of experience in improving the quality of our patients’ oral health. Visit our website and contact us today to learn more about our approach to ensuring your oral health is in good hands.

Whether you need cosmetic dentistry services, regular checkups, or need teeth whitening, your smile makeover is just one call away. Your oral health is crucial to the quality and longevity of your life, making it a wise investment. Dr. Fadi Yassmin and Dr. Richard Wark will make sure that you walk out of our office with a healthy and gorgeous smile.


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