Serious diseases caused by rotten teeth

The enzyme in the prostate PSA, which is found in small doses, is quite normal, but when the prostate is infected, the level of PSA also increases. An elevated PSA level can also be caused by inflammatory processes in the mouth
124 views 0 comment(s)
stomatologist, dentist, Photo: Shutterstock
stomatologist, dentist, Photo: Shutterstock
Disclaimer: The translations are mostly done through AI translator and might not be 100% accurate.
Ažurirano: 06.03.2018. 12:14h

Regular visits to the dentist can not only save your teeth but also reduce the risk of many other diseases. It is little known that sick teeth can be the cause of heart disease, prostate problems, impotence, certain types of cancer, and even stroke.

1. Risk of heart attack and stroke

Several studies have proven the connection between dental disease and heart disease, but also an increase in the risk of stroke, claims Dr. Mazen Natour. This is because bacteria that cause inflammation, bleeding and destruction of the tissue around the tooth can travel through the blood system to the arteries. In addition to reaching the arteries, bacteria can also cause clots in the heart.

2. Risk of cancer

The National Institute of Health points out that inflammation has long been associated with the development of cancer and tumors the longer the tissue is infected. Moreover, one study showed that 13 percent of men with inflammatory processes later got some kind of cancer - mostly lung, bladder, kidney and liver, especially if they were smokers.

3. Risk of erectile dysfunction

Scientists have discovered a link between systemic inflammation, specifically the traveling bacteria in your mouth, and an increased risk of erectile dysfunction. In fact, research results from Taiwan show that men with erectile dysfunction had a 79 percent higher chance of developing impotence. Chronic dental inflammations release bacteria into the bloodstream that also travel to the genitals...

4. Prostate problems

The enzyme in the prostate PSA, which is found in small doses, is quite normal, but when the prostate is infected, the level of PSA also increases. An elevated PSA level can also be caused by inflammatory processes in the mouth. Therefore, bacteria that travel to the prostate can cause irritation, difficult ejaculation and pain when urinating.

5. How to improve the condition of the teeth?

As many as 56 percent of men have dental diseases compared to 36 percent of women, most likely because they go to the dentist less often. Dentists advise that even in the case of healthy teeth, you visit the dentist often so that, through cleaning and regular check-ups, the bacteria that can end up in the bloodstream can be constantly reduced, reports Nezavisne.

Bonus video: