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Heart attack, otitis media, fatigue: what will happen to health if you do not go to the dentist
Heart attack, otitis media, fatigue: what will happen to health if you do not go to the dentist

Are you afraid of dentists, don't go for preventive examinations, and go to the doctor only as a last resort? Not the best strategy, because imperfect hygiene and inattention to the condition of the teeth threaten not only caries, excruciating pain and serious expenses, but also much more serious consequences affecting the entire body as a whole.

Heart attack, otitis media, fatigue: what will happen to health if you do not go to the dentist Viacheslav Minko

Vyacheslav Minko orthopedic dentist, head of the dental clinic

A heart attack, a crooked spine, and hormonal adjustments in the body are serious problems, aren't they? And they may well arise if you do not pay attention to the condition of the teeth and oral cavity.

Heart attack and stroke

If daily oral hygiene, especially teeth cleaning, is not carried out thoroughly enough, plaque accumulates on the teeth rather quickly, which gradually turns into tartar. These are hard deposits that cannot be dealt with by a toothbrush and require only professional cleaning.

Tartar can often be seen - it looks like dark build-ups. But it happens that the stone is deposited below the edge of the gums, and it is simply impossible to notice it. The microflora of the oral cavity is disrupted, caries and periodontitis are actively developing, bad breath appears, gums bleed, and so on - in general, there is little pleasant.

Tartar compresses the soft tissue around the gums. This violates the general immunity of the body, and in addition, it increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Yes, a heart attack can occur from poor teeth brushing - and this is not a figure of speech! Scientists from Taiwan and Sweden have conducted studies that have convincingly proven the link between dental health and cardiovascular health. They found that inflammation in the gum area often leads to heart disease, such as heart attacks and strokes. If the hygiene of the oral cavity is inadequate or improper, then one after another patches of inflammation develop, and this gradually increases the risk of interruptions in the work of the heart. If tartar is present on 20 or more teeth, the risk of heart attack increases by 53%!

Similar results were obtained by Japanese scientists, who found that hygiene and heart health were linked. People who brushed their teeth less than twice a day were three times more likely to have strokes, heart attacks, and other cardiovascular problems.

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Sinusitis, otitis media and chronic tonsillitis

Brushing your teeth, regular visits to the dentist, and the use of dental floss and irrigator are now on the list of essential oral care procedures. But until now, many have not heard of irrigators and question the need for periodic professional cleaning.

As already mentioned, unsatisfactory care leads to a change, an imbalance in the microflora of the oral cavity - some bacteria become less, others, on the contrary, multiply in incredible quantities. The consequence of such changes can be chronic tonsillitis, tonsillitis, otitis media and sinusitis. The fact is that these diseases are caused by bacteria. And bacteria, in turn, love to multiply on uncleaned teeth and sore gums.

By the way, tartar is "perfectly formed" in those who prefer coffee on the run and quick snacks with carbohydrate food. No matter how busy the work schedule is, you still need to try to set aside time for a full lunch with vegetable salad and soup.

Hormonal and digestive problems

If there are no teeth, then there is nothing to chew with.There is nothing to chew - the digestion process is disturbed, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract occur. This logic holds true even if you are missing one or two teeth. After all, each tooth performs its function, it is not just "invented by nature" (however, this does not apply to wisdom teeth). And if for some reason the teeth had to be removed - for example, due to the fact that the doctor went to the doctor too late and it was not possible to save the tooth, an implant should be placed.

The absence of teeth can provoke inflammation of the gums, deterioration of the condition of the preserved teeth, because they have to work with increased stress and for those teeth that are missing. This will certainly affect the quality of chewing food in a negative direction. Then there may be problems with the stomach and intestines, disturbances in the metabolic system, which often turns into a hormonal failure.

Headaches, scoliosis, constant fatigue

If the bite is wrong (experts say - non-physiological), then problems associated with disruption of the gastrointestinal tract may also arise. In addition, if the jaws are not closed correctly, a situation may arise when you intuitively want to close your jaws - just to make chewing more comfortable. The balanced position of the head relative to the body changes, the load on the neck muscles increases, the spine is bent, posture is disturbed, and the gait changes. Diseases of the musculoskeletal system arise and develop, and headaches are often disturbed. Plus, "little things" can manifest such consequences as a change in the oval of the face (not for the better, of course), the inability to walk even on low heels, and fatigue.

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