Good oral health can keep diseases at bay.
Heart disease & Stroke:
Inflammation combined with bacteria in the mouth and gums can infiltrate the bloodstream, which leads to thickening of the arteries. Fatty plaques which build up on the inside of the vessels can break off and go into the brain to cause strokes. Research done on adults indicates those who brushed teeth less than twice daily had higher risk of heart diseases than those who did.
Keeping your teeth clean and healthy will help keep your lungs protected, according to a study published in the Journal of Periodontology. Most patients suffering from respiratory illness have poor dental health as well.
People with great oral health have less chance of developing type 2 diabetes. This was seen in a recent study at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.