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When Neglecting Your Oral Health Could Lead to Life-altering Problems

Posted on 8/10/2020 by John Black
When Neglecting Your Oral Health Could Lead to Life-altering ProblemsIf you don't brush and floss regularly, it can impact your overall health – not just the health of your teeth and gums. Therefore, it is important that you practice a conscientious program of routine dental care to support your wellbeing. For example, if you get a dental infection, it can spread and lead to life-altering health problems. The following information will give you further details and reasons why even a basic routine of brushing and flossing is a vital form of life support.

How Your Dental Health Can Impact You in Other Ways

When you don't take care of your teeth with regular dental care, other health issues can suddenly erupt – issues that can be avoided by regular brushing and flossing, and scheduling checkups and cleanings twice a year. For example, lingering tooth pain and sensitivity can lead to larger problems when left untreated. Keeping your mouth pain-free and healthy can prevent a large number of serious health conditions.

A Sore that Will Not Heal

For example, ulcers or sores inside the mouth may indicate more serious health issues. In some instances, a sore that will not heal is a warning of diabetes. Diabetics have a tougher time with wound healing than others. A mouth sore can also indicate that you have oral cancer. Cancer sores may take the form of white lesions, called leukoplakia, or red lesions, known as erythroplakia. Other symptoms that can develop from a lack of dental care include hoarseness, swelling of the jaw, ear pain, difficulty swallowing, numbness of the tongue, or trouble moving the jaw.

If you are having any of these issues, you need to call our office for an appointment immediately. We can help you get back on track with routine dental care. These kinds of conditions can only get better by working with us and changing the way you take care of your gums and teeth. Call us today to schedule an appointment. Time is of the essence, especially if you are currently experiencing other health problems related to your gums and teeth.
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