How Can Your Oral Health Affects Your Overall Health

How Can Your Oral Health Affects Your Overall Health
Posted on 10/05/2021

It can be easy to neglect your oral health. However, your oral health can affect your overall health. When oral health is neglected, it can lead to problems with your mouth, other parts of your body, and your overall health and wellness that are not worth it in the long run and could have been prevented. Panoramic Dental in Walnut Creek, CA has tips to keep you and your family’s oral health in tip-top shape!

Mental Health

Having an unhealthy smile can cause insecurity, low-self esteem, and depression. If you are not proud of your smile, it might make you feel like you can’t socialize. Panoramic Family Dentists can refer our patients to see an orthodontist to help them achieve their beautiful, perfect smile.

Dental Problems

When neglecting our oral health, that can cause other problems than orthodontic needs. Such as gum disease, pain when wisdom teeth aren’t removed, the need for root canals, tooth infections, cavities, and the list goes on. This is why we recommend to our patients to take their oral health seriously and as soon as possible. When problems arise, that can also wreak havoc on your pocket. It is less expensive to take care of your teeth by using fluoride toothpaste twice a day, using fluoride mouthwash twice a day, and flossing once a day than it is to pay for surgeries.

Cardiovascular Disease

If gums are inflamed from built-up bacteria, that can cause periodontal disease. The bacteria and plaque can lead into the bloodstream and cause arteries to have blood flow problems. This is a very serious issue that can lead to stroke.


Research has shown that people with diabetes are more likely to also have gum disease. Gum disease can lead to periodontal disease. Periodontal disease can make diabetic symptoms get worse, such as controlling blood sugar. It is strongly recommended that people with diabetes take their oral health very seriously to prevent the worsening of symptoms and other health problems, such as gum disease.

Pregnancy Complications

Bad oral hygiene is also correlated with infertility issues. Studies have shown that women who have a hard time getting pregnant are more likely to have poor oral health. Pregnant women must take care of their oral health. Bacteria and plaque can get into the bloodstream, hence, affect the fetus. Hormonal changes also make pregnant women more susceptible to tooth infections. Any infections in the woman's body can have a drastic effect on her babies, such as premature birth and low birth weight of infants.

Make Panoramic Dental your Family Dentist Today!

Panoramic Dental in Walnut Creek, CA is here for all of your family’s dental needs. Contact us today to make an appointment for us to meet your family!

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