What Your Teeth and Gums Reveal About Your Health

When you have bad breath, or if you get a canker sore you may think that it only relates to what is happening in your mouth. There is now proof that these ailments and others mouth issues can have a direct link to you overall health. Learn more about the most common issues below.

Bad breath can be more than just embarrassing; it can be a direct indicator of something else going on in your body. If your breath for example has a sweetish odor it could be an indicator of diabetic ketoacidosis. People who suffer from post-nasal drip or sinus infections may also have breath that can be offensive to other, but can be treated.

Bleeding gums can mean more than brushing too hard. It could also be a sign of gingivitis. Gingivitis occurs when there is a build-up of plaque and tarter on the teeth and gums. It can also be a symptom of Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura or ITP. There are other reasons that your gums bleed such as vitamin K deficiencies, pregnancy, and other hormonal changes.

Tooth erosion is the permanent disappearance of tooth enamel; this can be caused by brushing too hard. Tooth erosion can also be caused by a heavy consumption of acidic food, tooth decay, and acid reflux disease.

To learn more about oral health issues and what they can mean for your health click the link: http://blog.naturalgumption.com/2013/11/oral-health-problems/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NaturalGumption+%28Natural+Gumption%29 be sure to also visit your dentist.­­­­­­­­­­ Dr. Jacob Yosafat at his Cincinnati, OH practice for your regular cleanings and check-ups go to www.yosafatdentistry.com to make an appointment.

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