Health Conditions that can impact your oral health

The problems you have in other parts of your body can have a bad effect on your teeth and gums. Let us see some of the health conditions which tend to affect teeth and gums:

Acid reflex

Your dentist might be able to tell you if you are suffering from acid reflux. You will have a tooth decay on the back teeth, the strong stomach acid will dissolve the enamel. If you keep having acid reflux during the day time, then you can rinse your teeth with water to minimize the acid present in your mouth. Try not to eat two or three hours before going to sleep and also avoid having coffee, alcohol or anything acidic.

 

Stomach ulcers

They appear as sores in the stomach or small intestine. Ulcers happen due to bacterium H pylori. This weakens the coating of the stomach. The color of your tongue can change to black if you have ulcers. But, once the ulcers are treated the color will change on its own.

 

Kidney disease

If your breath smells like Fish, then please do visit your doctor. It can be dangerous if you do not take proper care of the same. When the kidneys lose their ability to strain waste and chemical toxins from the blood, the breath can have a foul smell.

 

Diabetes

People having diabetes are at more risk of having gum disease and some even lose their teeth. If you are also one of those who are suffering from diabetes then make sure to look after your dental hygiene.

 

High blood pressure

If you suffer from high blood pressure and have medicine to bring your high blood pressure to normal, then your gums may be facing a side effect. Your gums may be swelling and also might start to grow over your teeth.

 

Dementia

Gum disease has been found to increase the risk of dementia in life. A study conducted found out that those people who had the worst gum disease had scored the minimum marks on a test of memory and calculation.

 

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis leads to bones becoming weaker and more fragile. Bone loss in teeth can also occur. The person can end up losing more teeth because they become weak and break easily.

 

Some ways in which you can take care of your own:

Don’t use tobacco.

Brush teeth twice daily

Floss your teeth every day

Keep visiting your dentist on a regular basis

Avoid having sugary foods

Drink plenty of water