Your body is a very intricate system in London; everything is very balanced and co-ordinated and as long as everything is in synch, then you should lead a very healthy life. The health of your mouth is a vital part of all this: caring for the health of your teeth and gums will reflect on the health throughout your body and care for your heart as well. Things can get out of hand very quickly in your mouth and if you don’t look after yourself orally, then you may set up a knock-on effect throughout yourself. One of the biggest dangers is gum disease in the mouth; aside from the damage it can cause to the teeth and gums, the toxins will leak their way into the bloodstream and attack the heart and other vital organs in the body and if it isn’t dealt with, the heart will become diseased and inevitably fail. Seek out advice from your dentist if you show any signs of bleeding after brushing because this is where it starts. Always ask your dentist about your teeth and gums and how you can improve your oral hygiene in order to care for yourself better; talk about diet and your lifestyle and work out a way to improve things. A healthy mouth means a healthy body.
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Keeping your mouth healthy is not just about ensuring that you are able to eat, drink and talk in comfort. These matters are, of course, important but you might be surprised to find out that good oral hygiene can help you in your general health. Sadly too, having poor oral hygiene can affect the health of the rest of your body.
Even though your mouth is dealt with by a specialist in that area, it is of course connected to the rest of you in numerous ways and so it is vital that you take care of it. Problems such as infections or abscesses in the mouth can affect the rest of you because of the blood stream. The last thing you want to happen is for the infection to spread. Advanced forms of gum disease such as periodontitis can have serious effects on your health and the inflammation of the jaw bone can cause more serious conditions.
Nerves too, are worth thinking about. If you are grinding your teeth and consequently develop temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) where the joint connecting your jaw to your skull goes into spasm then this can put great pressure on surrounding nerves and you might find you are suffering from pain in the neck and shoulders as well as the face.
It is best then to think of general health and dental health as being complimentary. By eating a healthy balanced diet you are not only helping your general health in terms of cholesterol and your weight but you are helping to protect your teeth too by not exposing them to as much of a risk from plaque.
Your Central London dentist can give you further expert advice on this subject.
For some people in London, having dentures can seem like the end of the road, this is probably because they have had bad press in the past. Dentists then would advocate having all the teeth pulled, but in the follow up treatments, would fit the patient, normally a troubled 60 something, with ill designed, plastic dentures that were often difficult to keep in the mouth. Thankfully, dentures have come a long way since those dark days and offer the modern wearer a great deal of relief. For a start, dentures can stop the face sagging and ageing that follows naturally with the removal of the teeth. They can also maintain the health of your mouth. But having a good quality set of dentures can put you back in the human race again, allowing you to eat and talk with confidence once more. As for the plastic look, dentures can now be manufactured from soft, close fitting materials that hug to the gums, and can be fitted with strong, natural looking porcelain teeth. Adhesives have also advanced greatly with time and can hold the dentures true and firm in the mouth- combine that with mini implants that lock the dentures into place and you could chew your way out of prison. Having dentures can be a shock at first, but there’s no denying the quality of life that they give back to the wearer.