There are several health disorders that can cause havoc on your oral health. Continue reading to learn more about these, and make sure to visit your medical professional, as well as your dentist in Mexico, if you suffer from any of these conditions.
1. Eating Disorders
If you suffer from bulimia, it can rapidly deteriorate your teeth and gums because stomach acid is expelled every time you vomit. The stomach acid can eat through your tooth enamel over time, cause cavities, and even cause your teeth to fall out. You may also have a yellowish hue to your teeth as a result of the repeated vomiting. For an anorexic individual, osteoporosis may develop as a result of not getting enough critical nutrients in your diet. The Osteoporosis makes your bones brittle, including your teeth. Your teeth may break easily or fall out. A dentist may be able to identify whether you suffer from an eating disorder based on the condition of your teeth. Being thin isn’t worth the damage it does to the rest of your body.
2. Fertility Issues
At the Academy of Periodontology conference, research was presented linking the presence of gum disease to infertility in women. In the study, women undergoing infertility treatments in an attempt to get pregnant for an excess of three menstrual cycles tended to experience bleeding gums, inflammation, and increased levels of gingival crevicular fluid, a precursor for gum disease. This may be because the gums act as estrogen receptors, and the body is subjected to increased estrogen levels through the treatment. Gum infections appear to delay conception by around two months. Likewise, periodontal disease has been linked to miscarriage, because a mother’s infected gums can pass disease down to her unborn baby. The baby’s immune system can’t fight off the disease as effectively, causing preterm birth, miscarriage, or for the baby to be stillborn.
Obesity impacts more than just your weight, obesity and dental decay are intrinsically linked. To some extent, the link should be obvious. People who snack on foods that are high in fat or sugar put their teeth at risk by exposing them to that food for a prolonged period, thus creating tooth decay. Likewise, obesity has been linked to periodontitis because increased BMI can cause gingival bleeding.
4. Thyroid Issues
The thyroid regulates metabolism, and without the right balance of hormones in the thyroid, bodily problems can emerge. Your mouth isn’t immune to these problems. Hypothyroidism, in which you have a thyroid hormone deficiency, can cause things like impacted molars, poor periodontal health, and misshapen teeth according to an article published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Conversely, hyperthyroidism is the condition in which too many thyroid hormones are produced. This can affect oral health in some ways as well, such as a higher risk for cavities, periodontal disease, accelerated dental interruption, and burning mouth syndrome. Childhood hypo or hyperthyroidism can be even worse for dental health, as it can impair the way the mouth develops and affect craniofacial growth.
5. Heart Disease
Atherosclerosis, the build-up of fatty deposits within the lining of artery walls that can lead to blood clots, has been linked to gum disease. In turn, atherosclerosis causes heart disease. Although the link between heart disease and deteriorating dental health has not been entirely unshrouded, more and more studies are finding common ground between the two, suggesting that keeping your oral health in check may ward off heart disease and visa-verse. There are a couple of theories as to why heart disease impacts your teeth. According to an article on ABC Health and Wellbeing, the bacteria found between your teeth that cause plaque may enter the bloodstream through a bleeding gum and attach itself to fat deposits in coronary arteries.
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