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What your teeth tell about your health?
By: Admin
Sep 21, 2019
 

What your teeth tell about your health?

Dental hygiene is an essential and integral part of the overall health and well being of a person. Healthy teeth and gums are essential for a healthy life. Proper oral and dental hygiene is necessary for a healthy body. It reflects not only a bright smile and cleaner mouth but also the entire health condition. Poor oral and dental hygiene and its consequences not only cause dental and oral problems but also leads to many systemic diseases.

  • Symptoms of dental and oral problems
  • Toothache
  • Plaques in teeth
  • Receding gums
  • Aphthous ulcers and sores in the mouth, tongue, lips and gums
  • Bleeding and swollen gums
  • Bad breath
  • Oversensitivity of teeth to certain food or drinks
  • Pain in the teeth and jaws while chewing
  • Clicking sound in the jaws
  • Thinning of the dental enamel

Preventive measures

Some of the steps to keep the teeth healthy are:

  • Regular brushing of the teeth at least twice a day
  • Dental flossing at least once a day
  • Reducing the intake of sugar and caffeine
  • eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables
  • Avoid tobacco and carbonated drinks
  • Using fluoride toothpaste
  • Regular cleaning to get rid of the plaques

Causes of dental and oral diseases

  • Certain bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
  • A sugar-rich environment in the mouth helps the bacteria and normal flora of the mouth to multiply and affect the teeth.
  • Increased acidity in the saliva can dissolve the enamel and cause cavities.
  • The accumulation of plaques can cause swollen gums a condition known as gingivitis. This can lead to infection with the collection of pus and receding gums.

Factors contributing to dental problems

  • Tobacco chewing and smoking
  • Unhealthy and poor brushing habits
  • Sugar rich foods and drinks
  • Certain medications
  • Certain medical conditions and infections such as diabetes, AIDS, etc.
  • Acid reflux diseases

Types of dental and oral diseases

  • Cavities
  • Gingivitis
  • Periodontitis
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Oral cancer

Complications of dental and oral disease

  • Infection and abscesses of teeth and gums
  • Crumbling and loss of tooth
  • Hypersensitivity and pain due to exposure of the roots of the teeth
  • Oral cancer
  • Risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and respiratory diseases
  • Infection from a tooth or gum can spread through the blood and cause sepsis

How does the disease of teeth affect general health?

Healthy teeth and oral cavity is vital for leading a healthy life and having a healthy body. Most of the oral and dental diseases are connected to general health and many systemic diseases of the body and vice versa since the oral cavity forms the entrance to the digestive system. It has healthy bacterial flora which is usually harmless, but when it increases, it can affect the teeth and gums and also the digestive tract. Here are some conditions which are related to the disease of the teeth.

Endocarditis: this occurs when the bacteria from the infected tooth or gums enter the blood circulation and affect the valves of the heart.

Pregnancy and birth complications: inflammation and infection of the teeth have been said to cause premature birth and low birth weight in babies.

Lung infections: some bacteria in the oral cavity may get into the lungs and cause respiratory infections.

Likewise, some disease condition can damage the teeth, such as:

Diabetes: the high sugar levels cause increased acidity and encourages the growth of bacteria in the oral cavity and cause infection of gums, tooth cavities and dissolving of enamel of the teeth.

Osteoporosis. This condition causes calcium and bone loss and also loss or thinning of the teeth.

Homeopathic remedies for dental problems

Arnica montana

It is one of the best homeopathic remedies for any trauma or injury to the teeth and gums. It helps to relieve the pain, bruising and swelling due to trauma, surgery or extraction.

Calendula

This is also a best homeopathic remedy that helps in wound healing and as an antiseptic. It can be used in cases of inflammation, infection, and abscess. It can b used as a mouth wash and tincture. When locally applied to the damaged parts, it helps to reduce the chance of infection and promotes fast healing.

Chamomilla

It is the best homeopathic remedy for the hypersensitivity of teeth. It is also useful for intolerable pains after dental procedures. Extreme pain which is worse at night and from warm drinks, and better by cold drinks.

Coffea cruda

It is indicated for severe toothache. The symptoms are triggered by hot drinks and are worse at night. Toothache with extremely restlessness and sleeplessness. Worse from hot water and better from cold water.

Hypericum perforatum

This is the best homeopathic remedy for neuralgic toothache. The teeth are susceptible and extremely painful. Neuralgic pains along the path of the nerve. It is associated with swelling of the face and cheeks.

Mercurius solubilis

It is the best homeopathic remedy for swollen gums which tend to bleed easily. Canker sores with bad taste in the mouth and offensive smell from the mouth. The gums are spongy and puffy with excessive salivation. Tendency to tooth decay and loosening of the teeth. Offensive breath, excessive salivation, and swollen glands.

Phosphorus

This remedy is indicated for bleeding from the gums and teeth and also mouth ulcers.

Aconitum

It is indicated for sudden and intolerable toothache with sharp and excruciating pain that makes them frantic and restless. The pains are worse at night and from cold. Complaints with great restlessness and anxiety.

Belladonna

It is indicated for throbbing and pulsating pains in the teeth. Sudden and rapid onset of pain which is better by warmth. Redness and swelling of the gums with flushed face and hot skin.

Hepar Sulphur

It is one of the great remedies for dental abscesses and to speed up the suppuration. It is also indicated for swollen gums with collection of pus. Tooth pain from the slightest touch and exposure to cold water.

Nux moschata

It is indicated for toothache with severe throbbing pain that extends to the adjacent teeth or to the ear. The pains are aggravated by cold and relieved by warmth.

Plantago

It is one of the most indicated homeopathic medicine for toothache and many dental problems. it can be used as a tincture and also as a mouth wash. It can be applied locally to relieve toothache. Excessive salivation due to toothache. The teeth are sensitive to touch and to extremes of cold and hot food and drinks.

Staphysagria

It is indicated for abscesses and toothache. Very sensitive teeth, the patient cannot tolerate the slightest touch of food. The pains are worse from cold drinks or cold air.

Silicea

It is one of the best homeopathic remedy for abscess of root of the teeth. It is indicated for pain in teeth due to abscess formation. The gums are swollen with swelling of the cheeks.

Hecla lava

It is an excellent homeopathic medicine for toothache with swelling around the jaw. It helps to relieve the pain in teeth as well reduce the swelling around jaw.

Some of the best homeopathic specialty products available in the market for teeth problems are Schwabe India’s, Teething Problem In Children combo, Calcarea phosphorica, Chamodent, Biocombination No. 21, Calciokind, B&T Dental Care Gel, Plantago major MT, etc.

 
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