Your teeth are an essential part of your body and, because you only get one set of them, you need to look after them with The Untold Dangers.
That means brushing them twice a day for at least two minutes each time. You also need to floss, use some mouthwash, and remember to brush your tongue.
Of course, dental surgery has come a long way in recent years. If you have the money then veneers and even implants can solve virtually any teeth issues you may leave you with a Hollywood smile. But, relying on technology overlooks the fact that tooth decay causes a number of the untold dangers in your body:
Plaque In Your Bloodstream
When you eat sugar it reacts with the bacteria naturally present in your mouth. The side effect of this interaction is acid which is capable of attacking the enamel on your teeth. Over time this destroys the enamel and creates a cavity.
Alongside this, debris from the food you eat gets lodged between your teeth. If this isn’t removed it will become plaque and then tartar which is much harder to remove.
There are many blood vessels in the mouth, the plaque on your teeth and tartar can enter your bloodstream through your mouth. They will then stick to the inside of your blood vessels, narrowing the space. This reduces blood flow and increases blood pressure.
The bottom line is that you are at much greater risk of cardiovascular issues and strokes which can kill you.
Any bacteria in your mouth that shouldn’t be there can cause an infection in your body. There are two issues if you have tooth decay. The first is that tooth decay creates an opportunity for the bacteria to get into your bloodstream. This can then cause an infection in your body which could be serious. This is one way in which you can get sepsis, a potentially deadly illness.
Secondly, the attack on your body will weaken your immune system, leaving you vulnerable to an array of other diseases and conditions.
You may be surprised to discover that tooth decay can actually reduce your energy levels. The theory is that decaying teeth suck energy from your body in a bid to fight the decay. The result is you will feel lethargic.
Of course, decaying teeth also means you’ll have bad breath and may be unwilling to enter social occasions. This will affect your confidence which may is likely to make your energy issues worse.
If your tooth decay develops into an abscess and you don’t get it treated you may develop an inflammation in your brain. This can cause meningitis, a serious condition that can put you in hospital for a long time. This is particularly likely if you already have a weak immune system.