According to some recent reports, many people with lower income from developed countries cannot afford proper care oral and dental care for financial reasons.
Respective national health organisations are looking for ways to overcome these disappointing and unpleasant findings. However, there are some affordable solutions worth considering.
There is great competition in health care offers today. It enables us to widen our horizons and to look for relevant care abroad. There are serious differences in prices when comparing your home with some international medical options for healing a bad tooth or replacing it with an implant. One of the nicest ways to do your dental care program is to include it into your holiday plan. Why not have a relaxing time with your friends or family in a pleasant place abroad and, at the same time, have your teeth put in order with a competitively priced pre-arranged package that is available in the same location?
Healthy teeth and gums are so important for our overall health and wellbeing. It is worth reminding ourselves about it:
Healthy gums are good for your heart
Some studies explain that inflammatory oral disease is linked to the risk of heart disease. These studies reveal that people with periodontal disease are at greater risk of heart disease and have twice the risk of having a fatal heart attack than people without periodontal disease.
Inflammation is a major risk factor for heart disease. A responsible dentist or hygienist should ask about your heart health and family history of heart disease and, vice versa, a cardiologists should ask about your oral health. A problem in one area may lead to trouble in the other.
A healthy mouth could mean a safer pregnancy
It is widely known that regular dental visits are even more important during pregnancy. There are ongoing studies examining whether pregnant women with poor oral health may be at higher risk of delivering pre-term, low birth weight babies than pregnant women with good oral health.
Women who are pregnant should take extra care to keep their teeth in good condition, not just for themselves, but for their babies, too.
Connection between gum disease and diabetes
People with diabetes are more prone to gum disease, but, also, serious gum disease may actually contribute to diabetes as it affects blood glucose control. The studies that have investigated this connection reveal the infection effect within periodontal disease, whereby the resultant bacteria produces toxins that affect the carbohydrate balance in the body cells.
It is also thought that, as a response to periodontal bacteria, insulin resistance increases and, therefore, blood glucose levels increase.This is a warning to take care of your teeth, since the incidence of diabetes is rising generally, in the world.
Detect oral cancer in time
As part of a regular checkup, your dentist should examine all soft tissue in your mouth to ensure that it is healthy. Dentists are trained to do cancer screening as part of routine dental checkups, by checking the gums, tongue, lips and cheeks for anything suspicious or any unusual changes.