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Most people are aware of some of the risk factors for heart disease and stroke: family history, diet, obesity, smoking, a sedentary lifestyle (couch potato syndrome), aging or a pre-existing condition such as diabetes. But how many of us know that infected teeth and gums may pose an additional risk?
“It is well accepted by the health community that untreated chronic infection can compromise health,” said Dr. Doug Pettigrew, a Periodontist based in Edmonton. “Gum disease is no different. If you have pockets of infection around all of your teeth that is equivalent to having a 6" open wound on your skin. Your body is weakened from fighting the infection and at the same time, the bacteria and chemicals that enter your blood stream can, in turn, compromise your health.”
Studies have suggested that chemical mediators of inflammation released in untreated periodontal disease may result in changes in the inner lining of blood vessels including those leading to the heart that increase the risk of atherosclerosis and blood clots. Although there is no proof of direct cause-and-effect, there is evidence that periodontal disease appears to be moderately associated with coronary artery disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease.
Early childhood caries, also known as baby bottle caries, baby bottle tooth decay, and bottle rot, is a syndrome characterized by severe decay in the teeth of infants or young children. Early childhood caries (ECC) is a very common bacteria infection. Its prevalence is epidemic; in the US its rate is highest in minority and rural populations, at times infecting over 70% of the children. A large body of scientific evidence indicates that ECC is an infectious and transmissible disease, with Streptococcus mutans the primary microbiological agent in the disease. The disease process begins with the transmission of the bacteria to the child, usually from the primary caretaker, the mother. Mothers with untreated dental disease present a very high risk to their children.
"Decay occurs when sweetened liquids are given and are left clinging to an infant's teeth for long periods. Many sweet liquids cause problems, including milk, formula and fruit juice. Bacteria in the mouth use these sugars as food. They then produce acids that attack the teeth. Each time your child drinks these liquids, acids attack for 20 minutes or longer. After many attacks, the teeth can decay." The ADA adds, "It's not just what you put in your child's bottle that causes decay, but how often — and for how long a time.
Everyone knows that regular brushing and flossing can prevent cavities. But did you know it helps protect your gums from periodontal disease, too? Healthy gums are more important than you think. In fact, untreated periodontal gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults!
Brushing and flossing remove plaque before it hardens into calculus (tartar). When calculus forms around the base of your teeth, it irritates your gums, making them red, puffy and tender. Your gums start to recede.
The tartar attacks the newly-uncovered areas of your teeth. Little by little, your gums recede and your teeth lose the solid support of your gums. The vulnerable roots of your teeth become exposed.
Your dentist checks for periodontal disease during regular dental check-ups. Let your dentist know if you are experiencing any of the symptoms below:
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder affects the muscles and joints of the jaw. It can cause:
It may be caused by:
If you suffer from the symptoms of TMJ Disorder, please talk to your dentist. He may be able to help.
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