Poor Oral Health linked to Respiratory Issues

A recent study indicates link between the mouth and the lungs

There has always been a prominent link between the health of the mouth and the health of the body, with studies proving poor oral health causes a higher risk of disease such as Dementia, Alzheimer’s, stroke, heart disease and even diabetes.

Now a new connection has been discovered concerning poor oral health and the respiratory system. Recent research suggests that bacteria commonly found in the mouth and throat can sometimes migrate to the lower respiratory system, especially those with periodontal disease. This can cause inflammation or can aggravate issues already present, as well as creating a higher risk of pneumonia.

Prevention is the key…

That is why now more than ever it is imperative to take care of your oral health and with us at Dental Clinic @ World Tower we have compiled a short list of preventative steps that will help keep that nasty bacteria at bay:

  • Make sure you brush at least twice daily; we cannot stress how important this is for the health of your teeth and gums.
  • Brush at a 45 degree angle to ensure all surfaces of the teeth and gums are covered.
  • Floss at least once daily; this ensures bacteria is removed from crevices between teeth to prevent plaque and decay
  • See an oral health care professional every six months; this allows us to pick up any issues in their infancy before they become problematic

Keep your teeth and overall health for life with us at Dental Clinic @ World Tower in Sydney.

For more information on preventive dentistry or to book an appointment, please contact us.