How can I tell the kinds of bacteria that cause gum disease? The human mouth contains millions of bacteria, of which there are over 500 varieties. Porphyromonas Gingivalis is one type of bacteria which is responsible for gingivitis. People today are generally very concerned when it comes to their health. When it comes to the health of their teethe however; many are unaware of the importance of proper tooth care for better all around health.
The human body has its own natural defense for fighting off infection. This is true throughout the entire human body including the mouth. The inflammation of the gums experienced with gingivitis is in fact a direct result of this defense. White blood cells form what are called cytokines, within the mouth. These cytokines attempt to remove built up tartar from the teeth and gums. Although this is a good thing, it also results in the swelling, bleeding and pain in the gums, which is associated with periodontal disease.
Arteriosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries and gum disease are very much connected. They are both the result of built up plaque. This same plaque which builds up on the teeth is able to become lodged within the body’s organs and arteries. Gingivitis is also known to be caused by and worsened as the result of some viral illnesses. Some of these include chickenpox, shingles and Epstein-Barr syndrome.
This should help you to understand why your doctor may ask you about your dental care, when you are seeking medical advice for another issue. It is very important to your overall health as well as your dental health, that you follow proper dental hygiene. Be sure to keep your teeth clean and flossed, and visit your dentist regularly.
Eat healthy foods, get plenty of exercise and enjoy a long life with your own natural teeth. Next: Follow the links below to learn what you can do to stop periodontal disease and prevent it from coming back again.
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Disclaimer: If you have or think you might have gum disease or any other health problem, please visit your doctor or periodontist for advice, diagnosis and treatment. This article is for information purposes only and does not intend to provide advice, diagnosis or treatment for any health condition.
Source by Scott Wells