Dental Disease and Reduced Quality of Life

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Dental Disease and Reduced Quality of Life

Some people underestimate oral health because they tend to think that dental disease does not interfere with daily work and the mouth is not part of the body as a whole.

Teeth and mouth have an important role in verbal and non verbal communication, so dental and mouth disease will damage self-image and change the ability to maintain and build social relationships and self-satisfaction.

Poor oral health can affect appetite and eating ability resulting in malnutrition. Inadequate food or nutritional intake can occur due to reduced or loss of chewing function. For example, in the condition of cavities, tooth supporting tissue disease, tooth pain, tooth loss, dry mouth, the use of uncomfortable dentures, sore lips.

Poor oral health causes pain, discomfort that can affect children's learning and development, and concentration on work.

Disease in the oral cavity cannot be underestimated because it affects the entire body. Tooth disease if left unchecked can contribute to other more dangerous diseases that affect quality of life and shorten life expectancy.

The following are the effects of gum disease / tooth supporting tissue:

  1. Increase the risk of heart attack by 25%

  2. Increase the risk of stroke.

  3. Increase the severity of diabetes.

  4. Contribute to premature infant and low birth weight babies.

  5. Contributing to respiratory diseases.

  6. Interferes with digestion.

  7. Role in causing osteoporosis

  8. Stress.

  9. Reducing the body's resistance to infectious diseases.

  10. Reducing life expectancy.

The most serious damage is caused by advanced gum disease and periodontal disease (periodontitis). Periodontitis causes loss of attachment and loss of bone supporting the teeth. It should be understood that periodontal disease does not only involve the soft tissues of the mouth. If left unchecked, gum disease will damage the structure of the jawbone, so that dangerous bacteria will increasingly multiply. These bacteria will be carried to the circulatory system so that both bacteria and toxins can spread to other parts of the body including the heart, lungs, kidneys and liver.

In principle, if the general condition is weak, usually harmless oral bacteria can become detrimental and begin to affect other parts of the body. In other words, the oral cavity is a gathering place for bacteria and provides a significant contribution in causing the spread of bacterial infections throughout the body.

Always consult your dental and oral health problems with the best dentists and dental clinics in Bali.

BIA Dental Center

Jl. Sunset Road No.86A, Seminyak, Badung, Bali Indonesia 80361.



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