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Medical Conditions and Oral Health
Peanut Allergies and Kissing: Brushing Not Best Defense
Do you know what the person who is about to kiss you ate recently? It’s worth finding out if you have severe allergies to peanuts.
Secondhand Smoke Harms Children’s Health
Thinking about lighting up in front of a little one? Think again. Children are extremely vulnerable to the ill effects of secondhand smoke. Exposure to secondhand smoke increases the risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), respiratory illness, asthma, middle ear infections, and even tooth decay.
Don’t Let a Platelet Disorder Affect Your Dental Health
If you have a platelet disorder, you may not be able to form clots as easily. That means you could be at risk for excessive bleeding.
How Can Neutropenia Impact My Oral Health?
Neutropenia is a condition that occurs when your neutrophil count is low.
Prevent Dental Erosion Due to GERD
GERD can cause a slew of health issues, including ulcers and esophageal cancer. It can also cause dental problems
The Oral Effects of Anemia
If you have anemia, your body may not get an adequate supply of oxygen-rich blood.1 This can result in problems as serious as heart failure.7 It can also affect your mouth.
The Oral Effects of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
If you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), you may also experience ulcers in your mouth.
Peptic Ulcers and Your Mouth
A common treatment for a peptic ulcer can affect your mouth. And medications used to treat dental issues can lead to a peptic ulcer.
Dental Advice if You Have Kidney Disease
If you have kidney disease, you may need to take extra care of your teeth and gums. That’s because you may be at risk for certain mouth problems.
Caring for Your Mouth When You Have Lupus
Lupus is an immune system disease that can affect many parts of the body, including the mouth. If you have lupus, there are things you can do to keep your mouth healthy.
De-Stress for Better Oral Health
When you’re anxious or depressed, your body produces more of the hormone cortisol.6 This compound harms your teeth and gums, contributing to the risk for periodontal (gum) disease.
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