These Common Conditions May Spoil Your Teeth and Smile

You may be proud of your smile and your sparkling white teeth (which are good assets). However, you may not be aware about the fact that certain common conditions may spoil your smile. You may not have control over certain medical conditions, but you can certainly take precautions to preserve your precious smile from harmful effects of these conditions on your smile. These conditions are:

Diabetes:

Well, diabetes is a common disease and in many countries diabetes has reaches epidemic proportion (it is so common). However, you may not be aware of the fact that diabetes can spoil your precious smile in various ways. Diabetes reduces immunity and makes the individual susceptible to various infections, including gum infection. Periodontal diseases are common among diabetes patients and visiting your dentist regularly can be of great help in maintaining good oral health. Other measures you can take to preserve your smile, if you have diabetes are brushing and flossing regularly as advised by your dentist. Keeping blood sugar under control is crucial not only for diabetes control, but also for good oral health. You also need to check cholesterol and triglycerides and keep them under control with medication and proper diet, if they are high. Good gum health can even reduce the total requirement of insulin as seen in some studies.

Puberty:

Puberty is time for hormonal changes. Many changes occur in body during puberty. Most common is appearance of acne. However, many people are not aware that puberty can result in gum swelling which make plaque formation more common and easy. The risk of gingivitis, gum infection etc. is also high during puberty. However, all these generally occur if you have poor oral hygiene. To prevent such problems and maintain your smile, maintain good oral hygiene.

Pregnancy:

Pregnancy is another period of hormonal changes. It is important to maintain good oral hygiene during pregnancy; because several studies have shown that poor oral hygiene during pregnancy is associated with low birth weight babies and pre-term babies. High estrogen and progesterone during pregnancy may result in gum inflammation and gum disease, which affect your oral health and teeth. Hence, it is highly desirable to maintain good oral hygiene during pregnancy. If you have morning sickness, remember to rinse your mouth properly with plain water after vomiting to remove/neutralize the acid from vomit.

Aging:

We cannot avoid aging and problems that comes with aging. In advance age people are susceptible to various health problems including dental health. There is increased risk of tooth decay, gum problems. Elderly persons should regularly fluoride toothpaste or use fluoride rinses or gels, which can reduce risk of dental decay and other dental problems and help to preserve your smile.

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