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    How Gum Disease affects Immune System

    How Gum Disease affects Immune System

    Our mouth is the perfect location for bacteria to grow due to it is warm and damp environment. When bacteria developed uncontrollably, it can cause periodontal (gum) disease and tooth decay. Gum disease is a serious health issue, if left untreated bacteria in your mouth can weaken immune system. The oral infections discovered from moderate to advanced gum disease not only consist of several and toxic bacteria, nevertheless these organisms may travel and affect different systems in your body and have constant direct contact to bloodstream and indirectly to the lungs. Moreover, whenever there is an infection detected in the body, our immune system stressed out, at this point your immune system is being compromised therefore unable to fight bacteria and infections, which make the body more prone to develop other diseases.

    Dental Considerations:

    Keep in mind that immune system has its restrictions and will not be able to fight all the bacteria and infections in your body at the same time.  The best way to lessen the risk of getting gum and periodontal disease and to keep your mouth and body healthy is to practice a good habit of oral hygiene. This includes proper brushing at least twice a day, flossing in between teeth and cleaning your tongue once a day. Regular visit to your dentist for professional full mouth cleaning and check-up is definitely necessary.

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