It will come as no surprise to learn that Dubai is big on aesthetics, and you’ll perhaps be no stranger to adverts promoting treatments such as teeth whitening and veneers on social media, but have you ever considered that oral health is more than just straight pearly whites? If your eyes are the window to your soul, then your mouth is the window to your overall health and studies have found there to be a significant link between oral health and general health and wellbeing.

At Dr Michael’s Dental Clinic, it is their mission to educate as many people as possible in the importance of regular check-ups and maintaining good oral hygiene to help prevent various diseases and conditions. Our mouths are the entry point for many disease-causing bacteria and research suggests poor oral health and bleeding gums (caused by gum disease or periodontal disease) could allow bacteria to escape into the bloodstream putting you at risk of clots. Whilst this isn’t an attempt to scare you in to visiting the dentist it is more to help raise awareness of the connection between oral conditions and other chronic conditions.

Just some of the conditions linked to oral disease;

Endocarditis – this is a life-threatening inflammation of the inner lining of your heart’s chambers and valves. It can be caused by an infection when bacteria or other germs from another part of your body, such as your mouth, spread through your bloodstream and attached to certain areas in your heart.

Cardiovascular disease – There is research to suggest that heart disease, clogged arteries and stroke might be linked to the inflammation and infections that oral bacteria can cause. Pregnancy and birth complications – Due to an increase in hormone levels, pregnant women are at greater risk of developing inflamed gums, which if left untreated, can lead to periodontal disease.

Pneumonia – An increasing amount of research has been found to support the notion that certain bacteria in your mouth can travel to your lungs causing pneumonia and other respiratory diseases.

Diabetes – Those with the condition are more at risk of developing dental problems, the reason being having too much sugar in your blood can lead to high levels of sugar in your saliva too, the perfect breeding ground for decay-causing bacteria.

Besides the possibility of developing health problems, oral disease can also lead to difficulty speaking, chewing, and swallowing, affecting your ability to consume the nourishment you need to stay healthy, participate in daily activities and socialise.

To ensure your teeth, gums and body are healthy, Dr Michael’s Dental Clinic suggest following these

– Brush your teeth twice daily with fluoride toothpaste.
– Floss daily to help remove plaque, the sticky film of bacteria that gets stuck between your teeth and gums.
– Visit your dentist regularly for a check-up and your hygienist for a professional dental cleaning to help prevent any problems and detect possible problems in their early stages.
– Eat a well-balanced diet, which will help you maintain a healthier immune system.
– Avoid smoking and tobacco use.

At Dr Michael’s Dental Clinic, they have an amazing team of dentists and dental hygienists who use the most sophisticated dental technologies to perform professional cleanings and detect and treat gum disease. Their dental specialists ensure they educate their patients about proper hygiene which can help prevent oral disease.

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