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Poor oral hygiene causes health problems

"Poor oral hygiene not only affects the aesthetics of the smile, it can also cause serious health problems, such as rheumatic fever or heart disease," said the head of the Stomatology service at IMSS in Jalisco.

 

For this reason, it is important to cultivate the habit of cleaning, because bacteria accumulate in the mouth that predispose the body to develop such pathologies.

 

Learn more: Oral hygiene habits and cancer

 

recommendations

Floss your teeth. The harmful microorganisms are derived many times from the tartar accumulated in dental pieces that are not brushed frequently and through which the dental floss is not passed.

Go to the dentist every six months or at least every year. Those who already have some pathology, may require continuous visits to consultation until regularizing their state of health.

Remember that bacteria reproduce excessively and can travel through the body, affecting organs as important as the heart. The result may be an acute myocardial infarction. There is also the risk of rheumatic fever, an inflammatory disease, a consequence of infectious processes.

 

Do not risk it! Maintain good hygiene. Taking care of your oral health will allow you to protect your overall health. If in doubt, consult your doctor.


Dr. Armellini received her dental degree from the Central University of Venezuela. She received an MBA from the University of Michigan and embarked on a clinical fellowship in Implantology Prosthodontics at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

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