Dental Healthcare Effects Overall Health

According to studies taken, poor dental health has been linked to several bad health problems – such as obesity and diabetes. These links are starting to prove that a strong dental health can help create a good overall health, which in turn will decrease healthcare costs.

“For every decrease in number of teeth, researchers observed increasing levels of Lp-PLA2, an enzyme that increases inflammation and promotes hardening of the arteries, as well as an increase in other cardiac risk markers including LDL or “bad” cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure and waist circumference. Participants with fewer teeth also had higher probability of having diabetes, with the odds increasing by 11 percent for every decrease in number of teeth category.”

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