Tooth loss is not only a problem related to growing old, although most of the elderly are affected by it. People of all ages can also suffer from this problem. Interestingly, tooth loss may have a deeper impact on one's health, as the following excerpts from an article written by Jaymi McCann indicate:
- Losing your teeth could signal a higher risk of suffering heart disease and diabetes, warn researchers.
- A new study links fewer teeth and bleeding gums with a range of cardiovascular problems, including high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
- Experts say getting gum disease treated with a dental check-up every year could cut the risk of developing heart disease.
- Previously, researchers found poor dental hygiene and bleeding gums could allow up to 700 different types of bacteria to get into the bloodstream, which increases the risk of a heart attack regardless of how fit and healthy the person is.
- Gum disease causes bad breath, bleeding gums and, if untreated, cavities, receding gums and tooth loss after bacteria or plague settles between teeth and under the gumline.
Indeed, the consequences of not maintaining good oral health impact not just your teeth or gums, but your overall well-being as well. Anything that affects any part of your mouth can influence other parts of your body and make you ill. This means you should pay attention to whatever you eat or drink, though diet is not the only cause of tooth loss.
Fortunately, a lost tooth can be replaced through a number of dental procedures. People with this problem who live in and around Philadelphia, for example, can ask for dental implants from Philadelphia dentists like Dr. Gerald Regni. Some of these oral health providers even offer a holistic and natural approach to dentistry in place of conventional methods at their practice.
With such an approach, they focus on ways to improve their patient's overall health while treating a particular dental issue. They use non-toxic materials and technology that will not have adverse effects on other aspects of a patient's health. For example, they do not use fillings or components of dental appliances made of materials which might cause allergic reactions in patients.
A Philadelphia dental implant provider who also practices holistic dentistry can help you figure out the best ways to take care of your teeth, and, in the process, your entire body as well.
(From Teeth loss linked to heart attacks, diabetes and high cholesterol 'because it causes inflamation in the bloodstream' published by the Daily Mail on March 23, 2013)