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Dental Hygiene Cause Cardiomyopathy
Not a known cause...: Having a dental abscess can cause bacteria and their byproducts to leech into the bloodstream and travel to other parts of the body. In healthy people the immune system can usually hold its own but sometimes the bacteria can cause changes to the lining of the arteries or other organs. So if you think that you may have a dental abscess then by all means seek treatment for it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good Oral Hygiene: Is a good habit to maintain. The biofilm from food and bacteria can harden. If the build up reaches the gingival margin and below, the soft tissue will rub against the tooth/root surface and can cause wounds and microbleeding, therefore, becomes the pathway for the bacteria to enter the bloodstream. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Both: There is a genetic component to caries susceptibility. Some people are just more prone to caries. However, lifestyle - particularly diet and how well you take care of your teeth are critical in preventing caries. Good oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist will help you keep a healthy mouth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can dental work like bonding and grinding of rigged teeth cause tmj, sleep apnea, problems with epiglottis, tongue enlargement, suffocation?
Bonding: And other dental work can sometimes create a slight malocclusion, which can lead to TMJ symptoms in predisposed individuals. All of the other symptoms you mentioned have absolutely no cause & effect relationship with dental bonding and enamaloplasty of teeth - outside of an acute allergic reaction to something used during treatment. Have those other issues worked up by internist & sleep med doc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Pt history of dental abscess x 3.Oral hygiene difficult due to severe intellectual db/autistic.Can oral bacteria/strep cause permanent organ damage ?
Probalbly not: Brushing your teeth too hard especially not using a soft toothbrush could cause your gums to recede. A study in 2010 found that poor oral hygiene is associated with an increased risk of other heart problems such as heart attack or stroke. “these findings contribute to the understanding of the relationship of gum disease with heart disease. Definitely brush your teeth but do not be too aggressive. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very Unlikely: It is very unlikely that a Dental Hygienist will cause any damage to the teeth and surrounding gum tissue. A patient may experience some discomfort if they do not have good home care and their gum tissue is inflamed prior to their dental visit. It is important to see your hygienist every 3-6 months to maintain a healthy oral environment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not really: Incipient exceptionally early decay that has not penetrated through the enamel into the dentin can sometimes be halted and re mineralized. If you know you have a cavity, however, you're long past that threshold and will need restorative care. In either case the enemy is procrastination...See your dentist now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should not: Dental sealants are a thin, preventive coating placed over deep grooves in teeth to prevent cavities. You should have no pain or sensitivity with sealants. If a sealant is too thick, it may cause you to put too much pressure on the tooth when you bite down on it. Over time, this can make tooth sensitive. A minor adjustment to thin sealant and reduce the pressure, should stop any sensitivity. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Plaques: Dental plaque and the plaque that occurs in the blood vessels of the heart are not one in the same. Swallowing dental plaque does not cause heart disease in the way that you are implying. While there is some controversy, there seems to be a link between patients who have periodontal (gum) problems and heart disease. It's not entirely understood at this point but appears related to inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can obstructive sleep apnea be caused by complications from psychiatric medications or dentist grinding of teeth which may change jaw face or tonguesi?
OSA: Obstructive sleep apnea is not influenced by minor dental adjustments . It can be affected by medications that are sedative like in nature. If you have sleep apnea, you should ask your doctor if your medications will affect your underlying condition. Most docs would be very receptive to your concerns and will help you with your questions. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It's possible but : I don't know of any direct correlation between hyperthyroidism and dental caries. I have read that children with hyperthyroidism are dentally precocious (teeth erupting at an earlier age) and if their oral hygiene is not good, then certainly that can contribute to dental caries. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Indirectly: Smoking indirectly leads to tooth decay because of the increased heat of the cigarette or cigar etc. Causing the bacteria that cause the decay to be more active, this also applies to gingivitis and periodontal disease. The other component chemicals from the smoke cause irritation and tissue damage. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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