From tooth decay to cancer, your mouth can be a source of pain and disease ranging from a mild nuisance to a disabling condition. It is very important to take care of your oral health and seek medical advice in early stages of your problem. Two of the most common and damaging Oral health concerns are:
1. Periodontal Diseases: About 80 % of the adult population is suffering from some or the other kind of Periodontal Disease. It is caused by bacterial infection in different parts of your Gums. Some people willingly or unwillingly ignore the seriousness of it and end up being trapped in a cycle of tooth decay that is very harmful for their health. In the advanced stages of periodontal diseases a person may also lose an entire tooth due to decay of the bone supporting it. Therefore it is very important to seek help of an expert Dentist in the early stages of a Periodontal Disease. Treatment in advanced stages is both costly as well as painful and difficult.
2. Tooth Decay: You may not believe it but your mouth is continuously trying to wear down your teeth. Dental Plaque is a coating of bacteria and saliva which gets stuck to your teeth. If untreated, it later goes on to become Tartar. The tartar can create wholes and cavities inside your teeth and become the cause of Painful tooth decay.
Lack of proper care for Oral health is always necessary for anyone who desires healthy and shinning smile. Apart from proper care one must also avoid foods and Habits that help in the tooth decay and various periodontal diseases like: Smoking, High Sugar and Carbohydrate diet etc.
Unfortunately a periodontal disease not only affects your mouth but can also spread to other parts of your body. Many researchers have found that often bacteria causing the periodontal disease are also responsible for other major health conditions such as heart disease and respiratory infections. The Center for Disease Control estimates that 95 percent of Americans with diabetes have periodontal disease due to the increased susceptibility of diabetics to infections. It is suggested by leading dental practitioners that patients with valvular heart disease should take special care as bacteria can enter the tiny scrapes and cuts in your tooth and end up in heart valves. If you have any of these conditions, or if you're not sure, see your medical doctor before having dental work done, because you may need to take antibiotics prior to dental work.