Poor oral health predicts inflammation in your body
When you brush your teeth, it is common to observe a bit of blood on your toothbrush or in your spit into the basin. This could be a sign that you have inflammation in your body.
Systemic inflammation is a concern for many chronic conditions such as Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
So if your see blood on your toothbrush or in the basin regularly, it is a good idea to have a registered dental hygienist do an expert assessment of inflammation in your mouth.
Extensive gum inflammation is caused by an over-abundance of certain bacteria in your mouth; one bacteria called Porphyromonas gingivalis (see picture) causes lots of inflammation in the mouth and throughout the body. These bacteria can be treated painlessly, quickly and affordably with a medication called Prevora.