There needs to be a paradigm shift when it comes to the way people think about dentistry. Instead of putting off appointments and dreading the dentist, it should be looked at as something that is key to a person’s overall health and longevity. Another problem is that people look at dentistry as sort of an accessory, or as a way to simply have a nice smile. This is also a mistake. One of the main reasons people live into their 80s and 90s now, is because of dentistry. Prior to dentistry, a person would be lucky to make it out of their 30s. Along with routine Dr. visits, exercise, and a good diet, dentistry is a vital cornerstone for an overall healthy lifestyle. This is why Dentists Honolulu are so important.
One of the best ways to judge whether a person is healthy is to simply look at their fingernails or gums. Of the two, gums are more accurate. Voluminous research shows that over 70% of bodily illnesses show themselves as oral symptoms. If one has swelling of the gums, blisters, ulcers, or halitosis, this could be an indicator that something is wrong with their body. The entire human body is one, and it is interconnected. If there is something wrong with the mouth there is probably something wrong with the body, and vice versa.
There are so many complications that can be caused by a lack of oral health -; some of them are even life-threatening. Here’s a short list of potential complications that arise from poor oral health.
1. Digestive problems, due to the connection between mouth and gut.
2. Bacterial blood infections which, in rare cases, lead to cancer.
3. Liver and kidney issues, including cancer.
4. Diabetes (Type 2).
5. High Blood pressure.
6. Headaches and general fatigue, due to infection.
7. Heart disease.
The upside here is that people can avoid these complications with routine visits to Dentists Honolulu. Do realize that one simply cannot have a long and prosperous life if they are not on top of their dental health and hygiene. For more information, set up an appointment with Dr. Garrett T. Hayashi DDS.