Oral health affects general health

September 20th is the “Chinese Teeth Care Day”. The theme of this year’s event is “oral health, general health.” Experts remind that oral health has a multi-faceted effect on general health. The public should pay attention to oral health, and remember to love the “eight articles.”

When oral hygiene is poor, a large number of bacteria or viruses repeatedly enter the bloodstream, causing damage to blood vessels; microorganisms also increase blood viscosity and increase the risk of thrombosis. If the mouth is severely painful or infected, it may cause an increase in blood pressure, an increase in heart rate, and an increased risk of serious complications in patients with cardiovascular disease.

The study also found that there is a correlation between periodontal disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Plaque may be the habitat of respiratory pathogens. The detection rate of Helicobacter pylori in plaque of patients with periodontitis is also significantly higher than that of patients with periodontal health. Pregnant women with periodontal disease can also affect fetal development, and severe cases may also lead to premature birth.

The public should pay attention to the core message of “Eight Lovers” released by “National Love Tooth Day” this year: brush your teeth twice a day, it is more important to brush your teeth before going to bed at night, insist on brushing your teeth in the morning and evening, and gargle after meals; advocate the use of fluoride toothpaste; Healthy diet to protect teeth, try to reduce the number of sugar per day, drink less carbonated drinks, can not eat after brushing your teeth at night; at least once a year oral health check, timely detection of oral diseases, early treatment; do not bring oral disease pregnancy; parents should For infants and young children to clean the mouth, should help and supervise the child to brush their teeth, help to get rid of bad oral habits as soon as possible; for the appropriate age of children with pit and fissure closure; no matter how much tooth loss, timely denture repair.