Does it seem like a crazy idea the mouth can affect the body and vice versa? It might seem crazy, but I assure you, it is not. There has been a long-accepted relationship, by the medical community, between body and mouth. It’s just the rest of us have been kept in the dark.
While many might skip brushing and flossing occasionally, it is important to the oral cavity’s health to never skip. It gives the bacteria that live in the mouth to fester and grow, attacking both hard and soft tissues. The damage can be widespread and that is just the beginning.
If an infection sets in, whether in the gums or in a specific tooth, and the situation is ignored, the infection can worsen. When this happens, other teeth are at risk, as well as, the rest of the body. If the infection gets to the lymph nodes which are located just under the lower jaw, it can slip into the bloodstream and make its way to other areas of the body.
Believe it or not, infections that start in the mouth can actually cause serious health issues. They have been linked to heart disease, high blood pressure, and upper respiratory illnesses. Remember, all of those things can be avoided if you just brush and floss your teeth. It is as simple as that.
As if you didn’t need another good reason to keep brushing and flossing your teeth, you hear this, right? It is true though, that if your oral cavity health is maintained, then the likelihood of suffering from decay or disease is greatly diminished. This means your body’s overall health will benefit from maintaining a healthy mouth.