Oral Health Making You Orally Efficient
ORAL HEALTH IS MORE THAN JUST HEALTHY TEETH
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What is Oral Health?
The term "oral health" describes the condition of the teeth, gums, and overall oral-facial system, which enables us to chew, speak and smile. Cavities (tooth decay), gum disease (periodontitis), and oral cancer are some of the most prevalent illnesses affecting oral health.
In the past year, more than 40% of individuals reported experiencing oral pain; by age 34, more than 80% of people will have experienced at least one cavity. The US spends more than $124 billion yearly on dental-related expenses. Every year, dental crises needing unscheduled care cost more than $45 billion in missed productivity and over 34 million school hours on average. Although oral disorders are typically separated from other chronic conditions, they are connected. Chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease are linked to poor dental health. Risky habits, including smoking and consuming sugary foods and drinks, are also linked to oral illness.
Issues Related to Oral Health
Acids produced by bacteria in plaque that build up on teeth, particularly along the gum line and in the crevices on the chewing surfaces of the teeth, cause cavities by breaking down the tooth enamel. This bacteria produces acids that may cause the enamel or root surface of teeth to erode when people consume or drink carbohydrate-rich foods (demineralize).
Despite being mostly preventable, cavities are one of the most prevalent chronic diseases across the lifespan.
Untreated tooth decay can develop in an abscess (a major infection) under the gums, spreading to other body areas and having significant, and in rare instances, deadly, effects.
Gum and bone infections and inflammation surrounding and supporting the teeth are the main causes of gum disease. Diabetes, a compromised immune system, poor oral hygiene, and inheritance are a few chronic illnesses that raise a person's risk for periodontal disease. Gum disease has tobacco usage as a major risk factor. The bone that supports the teeth may be lost if early periodontal illnesses are not treated, and the gums may become inflamed. Little bone support means that teeth may eventually become loose and require extraction.
Your jaw and bones may become infected when periodontitis worsens. Additionally, it may trigger an inflammatory reaction all over the body. Periodontitis, commonly known as gum disease, is a dangerous gum infection that harms soft tissue and, if left untreated, can kill the bone that supports your teeth. Periodontitis can result in tooth loss or tooth loosening.
Although widespread, periodontitis is usually avoidable. Usually, poor dental hygiene is to blame. Your odds of successfully treating periodontitis and lowering your risk of developing it can be considerably increased by brushing and flossing at least twice a day, twice a day at night, and scheduling routine dental exams.