Possible Connection Between Lackluster Dental Hygiene and Digestive Problems Underlines the Bond between Oral Health and Overall Health, says Medical Center Dental Care

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The connections between oral hygiene and digestive health are become more clear.

The strong connection between good oral health and good overall health has already been well established.

Los Angeles, California

An October 24 article on Healthy Eating describes how researchers have found oral bacteria in fecal matter from patients with digestive illnesses, and have theorized that less than stellar oral care may be related to certain problems in the gut. Medical Center Dental Care, a full service oral health clinic located in the Western San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles, says that the strong connection between good oral health and good overall health has already been well established. It adds that anyone who wants to enjoy truly good health needs to take such steps as brushing and flossing twice daily and visiting their dentist regularly to head off problems before they start.

While the most common digestive issues, such as bloating, are for the most part relatively minor matters, Medical Center Dental Care notes that poor oral health has been increasingly strongly associated with a number of truly serious ailments including diabetes, stroke, breast cancer, and possibly heart disease (though that connection may not be causal). It also adds that poor oral care can lead to a vicious circle where periodontal problems and systemic health care issues actually make each other worse.

The dental clinic notes that the situation can spiral downwards if oral decay or gum issues lead to the actual loss of one or more teeth. It adds that, while replacing teeth with traditional dentures is definitely much better than no replacement at all, only dental implants can actually deal with such potentially serious impacts as bone loss, while also providing a convenient and attractive solution that looks and acts just like real teeth.

Medical Center Dental Care notes that our mental health is just as important as our physical health, and good dental hygiene plays an important role there as well. People who have teeth such issues as chronic tooth pain, halitosis (bad breath) are more likely to become depressed and socially withdrawn. The matter becomes even more extreme for people who have lost one or more teeth, especially in an area of the mouth where it’s most visible. Not having teeth could not only lead to isolation, it can make finding a job very difficult, which is not good for anyone’s social life.

Medical Center Dental Care concludes by noting that the good news is that, for people with major dental issues, a great deal can now be done to address these problems. It adds that the better news for people without significant dental problems is that it only takes daily brushing and twice yearly dental visits to prevent dental problems before they happen.

Readers who would like to learn more about the Medical Center Dental Care in West Hills, can call (818) 452-0038 or visit the office online at http://www.MC-WestHillsDentalCare.com.

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Sarah Thompson

Sarah Thompson

Sarah is a financial reporter, focusing on technology, national security, and policing. Before joining Daily Telescope she worked as a staff writer at Fast Company and spent two years as a foreign correspondent in Turkey. Her work has been published in Al Jazeera America, The Nation, Vice News, Motherboard, and many other outlets.
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