Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Oral Hygiene Can Help Prevent Heart Disease
Not many people are aware of recent research that associates heart disease and even strokes with poor oral hygiene. A lax regime in oral care leaves the blood low in Lipoproteins, research shows that this disorder is a leading factor in hardening of the arteries. Shimla dentist says that although this isn’t a direct cause of heart disease, it certainly doesn’t help. The hardening causes a narrowing and this restricts the blood flow which in turn leads to high blood pressure. There seems to be a lot of conflicting views on the subject, some researchers are also advocating that strokes, and even diabetes is exasperated by the lack of good oral hygiene. The dentist goes on to say that although research is incomplete, he would always advise his patients to have a good, well advised method of oral hygiene. Every dentist has an advisor on duty, and they are there to prevent problems rather than push up the bill. Getting back to Lipoproteins, these are a very important part of the blood make up; they carry and distribute water and fat around the body. This is an important part of the functions that keep our body healthy, if there is a lack of Lipoproteins in the blood then that can have a knock on effect. Diabetes is also affected by the lack of this protein. Bad oral hygiene kills off the good part of High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) and Low Density Protein (LDL), both of which serve to carry naturally produced proteins from one organ to another. If the proteins aren’t absorbed by their receptacle organ then the organ will experience problems, this leads to many of the diseases which together can cause a heart attack. All this can be prevented by spending a little more time on brushing, flossing and making sure that our gums are healthier.A simple regime will go a long way to eliminating gum disease, which by the way is incurable, if you already have a gum disease then it is important that you learn to brush and floss without cutting the infected flesh of the gums. Regular oral hygiene will not only keep your mouth healthy, but now it seems it will keep your heart healthy as well.