It’s amazing how the body can tell you what’s happening without you needing to ask. You just need to be able to read its clues.
For many chronic pain is a sign to get something done. Maybe seek help, maybe finally act on that niggling back you’ve had for years. But was this really the first sign something was going wrong…?
One of the most poorly known clues is one you look at every day, your teeth!
You see your oral health can tell us so much about our inner health. Our gums provide us with a sneak peek of our internal structures.
Here’s a short list of some of the conditions that have been potentially associated with poor gum health or seem to have a greater risk associated with tooth loss:
- Cognitive decline
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Heart Disease
- Some Cancers
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Lung disease
Oral health isn’t just about having a white tongue or bleeding gums, subtle changes in inflammation of the gums, a puffy appearance or a reddening of your gums can all be signs of underlying inflammation.
Strangely enough, it isn’t always due to poor oral hygiene either. For example, low levels of our major free radical fighter and detoxifier glutathione, can potentially lead to inflammation and altered risks to gum disease.
Key signs that your oral health may need some help include:
- Bleeding when brushing
- Red looking gums rather than pink
- Smooth shiny gums rather than rough pink gums
- Loose teeth
- Pain on brushing
- Sensitive teeth
- Bad breath
- White tongue
- A Tongue with patterns on it
Whilst the research is limited, it is understood that oral health seems to be associated with systemic inflammation. The result of this might mean a lot for those with chronic body pains as well.
Want to know what to do about it…?
Check out my video below where I’ll discuss the top things you can do to improve your oral health outside the traditional brushing and flossing.
If you need some help getting started, or suffering with pain and want some advice on how work out if you might be suffering with chronic inflammation, click the chat button and ask for help, our friendly team is here to help.. Otherwise call us on 93187758 or book an appointment online and our expert team will devise a customized strategy to help you get back to health!