An important factor to consider, when evaluating the state of your oral health, is the PH of your saliva. A healthy PH level should read between 6.5–7. PH levels lower than 6.0, is an indication that the body’s environment is more acidic than it should. More often than not, I will see PH levels, lower … Continue reading Consider your Oral PH
One American dies every hour from oral cancer, a death rate remained unchanged for over 40 years and is higher than that of cervical cancer, Hodgkin's disease, cancer of the brain, liver, testes, kidney, or ovary. More than 30,000 Americans will receive an oral cancer diagnosis this year and in five years, only 57% will … Continue reading Oral Cancer screening….easy as dye.
Poor oral hygiene could be a major risk factor for respiratory tract infection, especially for elderly people in hospitals and nursing homes. Many elderly take medications that contribute to dry mouth. Insufficient saliva flow cannot effectively wash away oral debris. This increases the chances that oral debris, containing bacteria, may inadvertently be inhaled into the … Continue reading Poor oral hygiene may create risk for respiratory tract infection.
Increasing evidence suggests that poor oral hygiene, during pregnancy can have a negative impact on your baby’s health. Oral infection plays a role in pregnancy complications, including premature birth as well as inhibiting the growth and development of the unborn child. Any oral disease, from mild gum disease (gingivitis), to severe bone loss (periodontitis), causes … Continue reading Poor oral hygiene may contribute to premature birth.
Individuals living with diabetes are well aware that infections can easily occur within the body. Cuts and bruises can become infected very quickly; healing can be slow and can lead to complications and greater infection. Infections also include oral conditions such as gum and bone disease. Areas of bleeding gums are an open invitation to … Continue reading Gum disease and diabetes….there is a link.