Most people understand that diet and exercise play a large part in keeping our bodies healthy. Besides diet and exercise, practicing positive oral hygiene habits and keeping our mouths healthy go a long way in keeping our body healthy.
Deficient oral hygiene habits and poor oral health can affect one's quality of life. Infections within the mouth, pain and missing teeth can affect the way a person speaks, eats and talks. These oral health issues can negatively impact a person's quality of life by affecting mental, physical and social well-being.
Oral infection and disease, like any other condition in the body needs to be treated at the first signs to prevent progression and super infection. Infections in the mouth can be acute or chronic. Typically, acute infections produce marked symptoms such as pain, bleeding, pus and swelling while chronic infections these symptoms may present are less likely to do so.
Chronic infections in the mouth may show symptoms such as mild bleeding, swelling and tenderness which may not be as alarming as an infection that shows up overnight. Both are equally as important to treat in a timely manner. A chronic infection is a serious problem that should not be ignored. Research in the last 10-20 years has proved the association between oral disease and other health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke and preterm/low birth weight babies. Evidence from research also shows that oral infection and disease can aggravate other health conditions and keeping a healthy mouth is important part of a healthy body.
Phone: (403) 382-2273
1917 Mayor Magrath Dr S #10
Lethbridge, AB T1K 2R8
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