Rotten teeth and caries; effects

Rotten teeth and cavities - great risk for a heart attack

Rotten teeth and periodontitis are not to be neglected, because they are time bombs which usually lead to serious health problems. Neglecting your oral hygiene such as brushing your teeth in the morning and evening, irregular use of dental floss or mouthwash, will not only cause bad breath, but will eventually lead to more serious problems, and even cause cardiovascular problems. Again on the other hand, daily care, proper nutrition and regular dental checks can prevent the most common dental diseases - such as cavities of the teeth, gingivitis and pyorrhea - but indirectly very serious diseases, such as cardiovascular, respiratory, eye, and kidney diseases. In this article we will give you more proposals, suggestions and examples of how to easily fix your oral hygiene, and how to acquire healthy habits, which are among other things dental control at least twice per year, and not go only when we have pain or already rotten teeth.

Rotten teeth in children and adults

It has long been know that bad teeth are nothing new in the world. Latest research by the Institute of Dentistry shows that the citizens in some South Easter European countries are at a top of the list when it comes to poor oral hygiene and general condition of the teeth. Young people up to 30 years on average, do not have 4-5 teeth and cavities in young children is present and something more in boys than in girls, and already at the age of 3-8 years, of course these are dairy teeth. It is about the time for us to awaken the awareness of oral hygiene and to accept that going to the dentist is as important as going to your GP. Some will laugh at this, because it is a common practice that we go to see the doctor only when something bad happens or we are in pain. Aside all of this, dental diseases cause more serious health problems and this is something we do not need.

How does dental caries occur?

Dental caries is not a disease in the true sense of the word, but a process that is developing for a long time, and starts due to the operation of plaque on the tooth surface composed of bacteria - dental plaque. Certain bacteria feed on carbohydrates in foods, disintegrate them and produce acid which acts on the surface of the tooth and weakening in. Saliva contains a number of defense mechanisms for neutralizing the factors that control the growth of bacteria, but if you have frequent meals, this fluid is not able to neutralize the acidic environment on the surface of the tooth, and at one time the enamel weakens and creates damage and rotten teeth appear. This area is further populated by bacteria and destroys the depth of the teeth, and this process sometimes takes three years. It is therefore very important to regularly go to the dentist, who will assess the current risk, rewrite specific preventive measures and prevent the occurrence of caries. Basic symptoms are tooth pain and swelling, which are progressing according to the same extent as dental caries. Initially, a person feels pain or irritation (when eating sweet or cold food), and if the cavities is not removed in time, the infection is transmitted to the dental pulp (dental nerve), and then results are irreversible when painful inflammation occurs. From the pulp, through the root, the infection spreads to the bone and can lead to chronic painful process, but rotten teeth in most cases, must be removed, that is it is necessary to remove the teeth which are rotten.

Rotten teeth; Consequences 

Cavities in the teeth, infection in the oral cavity, (this is especially true for those chronic conditions), which occur due to tooth decay and periodontal disease, can sometimes become a serious condition and jeopardize the overall health, but mostly it will affect the cardiovascular, respiratory, renal and locomotor system, and affect skin and eyes. Research has shown that people with poor oral health, who are accompanied by rotten teeth are almost twice as likely to develop myocardial infarction as those with a healthy oral cavity. It has been shown that this bacterium (Streptoccus salivarius) originating from the oral cavity contributes greatly to the formation of thrombi (blood clots), a major cause of heart attack. The association with stroke and mouth has been demonstrated in recent scientific papers in which the existence of arterial plaque in people with periodontal disease and high incidence of dental caries has been studied. Scientists believe that inflammation in the oral cavity can lead to the formation of arterial plaque and thrombus. Rheumatoid arthritis and periodontal disease are very similar, if we consider that both diseases are inflammatory in nature and that they are manifested in damage and loss of tissue. It is assumed that the similarities are not accidental and that they may indicate the possible interconnection of these diseases, so there is a possibility that periodontal disease causes rheumatoid arthritis and vice versa. The bacteria in the mouth, with the blood can easily be transferred to the lungs and respiratory tract, and thus increase the risk of developing respiratory infections, or exacerbate chronic lung disease (e.g., emphysema): Every day hygiene and good health of the oral cavity is a prerequisite of a good health of the entire body. Rotten teeth during pregnancy are also not new, because it often happens. It is important to note that regular checkups are important to avoid some serious surgical procedures and interventions, everything should be done after birth.

Rotten teeth and loss of hair

One of the consequences caused by rotten teeth is alopecia, which will be discussed further. We first need to determine what favors the development of caries and bacteria in the mouth. Carbohydrates of almost all types favor tooth decay - free sugars such as brown and white, lactose from milk, honey, and also readily soluble starch from the product obtained from processed white flour. Do not forget the hidden sugars, which can be found in snacks, soft drinks and medicine. The most dangerous combinations are readily available and they are stick, so our saliva has a much more difficult time to remove it from the surface of the tooth, which means that in this way our teeth are for a longer time available to bacteria. Sweet bakery products of puff pastry are dangerous for the health of teeth. This is precisely because the chocolate is considered less dangerous for our teeth than pastry. In this group are unavoidable fizzy drinks, where in addition to sugar, have another danger and that is the acid that destroys directly tooth enamel and helps further development of harmful effects of bacteria. It is important to say and that rotten teeth that are inflamed for a long time, can even cause the loss of hair. It is not a rare case that after treatment, tooth extraction and other interventions by the dentist the hair regenerates and grows back again.


In addition to these bad foods there are helpful foods that are recovering our tooth enamel, and in this group we include milk and milk products, which act positively in several ways: they are rich in phosphates and calcium, which are essential for the recovery enamel crystals; it includes casein - a protein that provides that the calcium and phosphate ions stick to the surface of teeth for a longer period of time and thus encourage their re-mineralization (i.e., recovering the enamel) and neutralizing the acidity which occurs as a consequence of taking many carbohydrates in the body. Dairy products, in particular cheese, better stimulate saliva production, while probiotic yoghurt positively influences the composition of bacteria on teeth surface (rich in phosphates and calcium), raisins, cranberries, raw vegetables and fruit, as well as freshly squeezed juices. These "vitamins for your teeth" are the best prevention for good health, because when we comply with council of dentist, go regularly on checkups, clean teeth with the end of the brush, we reduce the risks of much more serious diseases. Rotten teeth bring nothing good and always observe these recommendations when it comes to a healthy diet.

What is periodontal disease and how to treat it?

Periodontal disease is the disease of the supporting tissue of the tooth, and after dental caries – it is the most widespread disease of the jaw. Even 90 percent of the population has some form of periodontal disease, a pathological process leading to gradual but progressive disease and the ultimate loss of one or more teeth. In the early stages the gums can be extremely red, soft and slightly swollen, and bleed to irritation. Later stages result in receding of gums, tooth bone decay, teeth become weak and fall out. Paradontopathy is usually not painful until complications occur. Except for people who do not maintain oral hygiene, are exposed to this condition are smokers and important is a genetic predisposition for this disease. Caries on the teeth is now easily eliminated if you see it in time and contact your dentist immediately, you will almost certainly avoid tooth extraction. While periodontitis is somewhat demanding it is needed to monitor it all the time and be consistent in therapy and nutrition.

Rotten teeth are often associated with these disease. Read more in the article inflammation of the gums, and we recommend the related text bad breath.