5 Things That Can Happen If You Ignore Your Dentist

Written by Dr. Reuben Sim
Published: 22-01-2022

Going to the dentist is not just about your teeth or your smile, it’s about maintaining good health overall. There is a big link between good oral health and good health in the rest of your body. Poor oral hygiene puts you at risk of 5 main issues: diabetes, cardiovascular disease (heart disease), a higher risk of a stroke, rheumatoid arthritis and higher risk of complications during pregnancy. We aim to create a smile you will love and to maintain healthy teeth and gums for life.

Hi. When you think of going to the dentist, you probably think of seeing a dentist for a clean, a dental checkup, a root canal filling, a crown or even a cap. Now, one of the things about going to the dentist is actually not just about your teeth or about your smile, it’s actually about your overall health in general.

Now, there’s a big link between good oral health and good health, good overall condition. In fact, there’s a research by the Harvard Medical School that states that when you’ve got gum disease, you are at a higher risk in getting five issues. One, diabetes. Second would be cardiovascular disease, basically heart disease. It also increases the risk of you having a stroke, rheumatoid arthritis or higher complications during pregnancy.


Now, all this have been researched for quite a while and there’s a big link between good health, good hygiene and good overall health. This is actually a testimony of what we dentist do as a general. We want patients to come in with nice, healthy teeth and we tell patients to brush their teeth twice a day, floss their teeth twice a day and there’s good reason for it because you want to keep all these bad germs from the mouth, from the gums actually going into the blood vessels. When it goes to the blood vessels, it creates chronic inflammation and that’s how you increase your risk of having all these other issues.

When a dentist tells you brush your teeth twice a day, floss twice a day or once a day, be sure to follow the advice because it is good for you. Now, when you actually look after yourself, you go to the gym, you take a shower, you want to do all these good things, take vitamins for example, you want to do all these good things to keep you nice and healthy, but be sure not to forget about your oral hygiene because that will play a big role in quite a few areas in your life, especially the five key areas which should be diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis and reducing your complications during pregnancy. If you’re pregnant for example, be sure to check your dentist on a regular basis because it will help you go through your period being a mom.

Now, I hope you’ve enjoyed this video because if you have, feel free to pass this on to someone who may need this information and this information has been given to you so stay healthy, stay happy and brush well.

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