Posted on 11/30/2019 by Amir Sanjabi, DDS
Our health is very important to all of us. It is one of the few things you cannot buy no matter how well-off you are. There are two kinds of cholesterol; Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) which is the bad kind of cholesterol and the one you should avoid at all costs and the High-density lipoprotein (HDL) which is the good kind that boosts body functions and eliminates the bad kind.
One of the leading causes of health problems in both children and adults is rising levels of LDL cholesterol in our bodies. High levels of this type of cholesterol in the body cause a lot of problems in the long run. It can cause a heart attack, stroke, brain blockages, reduced blood flow in the body, stomach issues and even dental problems. Because of that, it’s crucial to always keep your LDL cholesterol levels as low as possible. When you do so, your body will gain a great deal and so will your mouth.
This is how:
Effects Of Cholesterol On Oral Health
The human body is one massive network. As such, when you have high levels of a poisonous substance in your body, it will affect nearly all your organs. This also applies for cholesterol and the mouth. When the levels of cholesterol in the body reach dangerous levels, it’s not uncommon to feel pain in the jaws. By managing these levels in your body, you can eliminate that pain without having to take any medication, therefore, leading to a healthy mouth Pain in the jaw should be a wakeup call to lower your cholesterol levels because it’s a telltale sign of an impending heart attack that can kill you.
What’s more, high levels of cholesterol in the body have also been linked to periodontal disease. If the body’s arteries are blocked, it means that there isn’t sufficient blood reaching the gums. Because of that, a person’s gums can take a hit and also bring about further complications. Since blood carries all the nutrients the gums need, a low supply of it means weaker, diseased gums. By managing your cholesterol levels, you help the gums get as much blood as they need which keeps them healthy and strong.
Cholesterol levels should always be monitored from a young age. By keeping them at an acceptable level, you ensure that you have a healthy body and an even healthier mouth! Want to know more about Cholesterol and your oral health? Contact our office today!