Rajeev Kulkarni DDS

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By Rajeev Kulkarni DDS
June 09, 2014
Category: Oral Health
Tags: oral health   Dental Health   Dentistry  

How Dentistry Can Promote Total Body Health

Dr. Rajeev Kulkarni wants you to know that having a healthy mouth will also give you a healthy body. He recognizes the connection between good oral health and good body health. The importance of routine cleanings of your teeth is vitally important. These annual appointments can be a key opportunity for early diagnosis and treatment of numerous chronic disease.  Oral Health

What You May Not Know About Gum Disease 

You may wonder why going to the dentist is so important. Visiting the dentist regularly helps to prevent gum disease. Maintaining good oral health by visiting Dr. Kulkarni means getting regular cleanings and exams. Annually visiting us will decrease your risk of gum disease greatly.
The American Dental Association (ADA) states that 90% of whole-body disease has oral evidence. Poor oral health brings a risk of other total body disease such as:
  • Diabetes
  • Leukemia
  • Oral Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Lung Disease
  • Kidney Disease
  • Stroke
Gum disease has been found to be in connection with health complications such as stroke and heart disease. Woman who are pregnant with gum disease also have a higher risk of pre-term labor or low birth-weight babies.
Missed dental visits can also adhere to other painful and high-risk health concerns:
  • Facial and Oral Pain - Infections in the gum line can cause pain around the face, teeth and gums. This is a sign of gum disease.
  • Heart and Major Organ Malfunctions - Bacterial endocarditis occurs when inflammation reaches the hearth or heart valves, which can worsen heart disease and may cause damage. This is caused by infections of the mouth.
  • Digestion Issues - Mouth inflammation can lead to intestinal failure, irritable bowel syndrome, as well as other disorders in the digestive system.
To help protect your oral and total body health, don’t miss your routine appointments. Contact Dr. Rajeev Kulkarni, DDS in Wethersfield, CT, to ensure that the risks of poor oral health will not happen to you.