Comprehending How Your Oral Health Problems can Affect Your Overall Wellness

July 20, 2023 Off By Rilla Teagan

Not a few who visited Birch Dental for serious tooth problems, also received advice to visit their doctor, since certain oral conditions indicated signs of poor health. Apparently, regular visits to dentists can help protect you not only from cavities and other dental problems. Dentists are well aware that oral health can affect their patient’s overall well-being.

Some were surprised to learn that they were diagnosed as having high blood pressure, while at the same time also diagnosed as anaemic, or having low haemoglobin or red blood cells. Unfortunately those who disregarded the symptoms suffered a massive heart attack.

Medical researchers have already established the fact that there’s a collaborating relationship between oral wellness and overall body health. Gum disease is deemed as the most common as it is linked to numerous illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, respiratory diseases, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis, which is just to mention a few.

After combing through more than a thousand medical histories, researchers at the North Carolina School of Dentistry found out that persons with gum diseases were twice as likely to develop any of the aforementioned health disorders than those without gum affliction.

According to Dr. Salomon Amar, DMD, PhD and Director of Boston University School of Dental Medicine’s Center for Anti-Inflammatory Therapeutics, the mouth can serve as a portal through which bacteria enter the bloodstream and thereafter lead to inflammation in other parts of the body.

Canada Dental Benefit

The federal government of Canada acknowledges that low income Canadians cannot afford to pay for their and their family’s regular basic oral care needs. The Canadian Workers Benefits enable the lowest paid worker to enhance the compensation of the country’s lowest but most valuable workers. The benefits are allotted as follows:

– Single or unmarried workers without children are provided up to $1,428;

– The family of a lowest paid Canadian worker can receive up to $2,461;

– Additionally, an additional $737 will be given to the lowest paid workers with disabilities.

Still other low income families are provided with help in meeting dental costs via the Canadian Dental Coverage Program (CDCP.) This benefits program qualifies households with less than $90K in annual income.