In this video, Dr. Nammy explains the connection between dental issues and heart attacks. She talks about how gum disease, cavity fillings, and jaw issues that disrupt your sleep can increase your risk of heart attacks and other serious diseases.
How Can Dentistry Prevent Heart Attacks and Other Diseases? (Video)
Hi, this is Dr. Nammy and I am delighted to share with you today about how your mouth is related to the rest of the body, and most importantly, how can dentistry help you prevent heart attacks, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and ectopic pregnancy.
Bacteria in the Bloodstream
So I would love to share with you about that. In dentistry, there’s actually three aspects that we look at. We look at gum disease, we also look at cavities of course, and we also look at breathing and airway. And all of those three things are really important. For example, if there’s bleeding in the gums, that means that the bacteria have invaded your blood vessels. And that’s really concerning. So we want to figure out what type of bacteria that is, and let’s eradicate them so that they don’t have access to the rest of the body because it is your microbiome.
And when I say microbiome, I mean there’s good bugs and bad bugs. We want the good bugs to survive and not the bad ones. And if there’s bleeding in the gums, that means you’ve got some bad ones. So they need to be eradicated specifically, and because some of them are resistant to cleanings. So just routine cleanings isn’t going to do the trick. You actually have to use specialized materials in able to remove them. And also we want to test that we actually remove them as well. So that’s number one when it comes to gums.
Risks of Mercury Fillings
Now with the teeth, a lot of patients have metal mercury fillings, and those metal mercury fillings are really toxic because every time you chew and that mercury vapor is released, which goes into your bloodstream and binds to your DNA, and that causes your body, when it’s supposed to make an apple, it’s going to make an orange because a DNA is changed. So that is no bueno. We do not want that ever.
Lack of Sleep Harms Your Health
And the third reason is breathing. So if you are not able to breathe and sleep really well because there’s some sort of an obstruction or the jaws didn’t develop properly, or you had braces or something along those lines, what actually happens is you don’t get good sleep. And if you don’t get good sleep, it actually causes a lot of disease and dysfunction. And that’s really problematic because that dream state of sleep is important. That’s when your body fights cancer, fights heart attacks, fights strokes, fights obesity, fights everything you can think about.
And just think about it, when do most heart attacks or a stroke happen? Between 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM. That’s when everyone’s sleeping. So sleep is really important and it is related to dentistry. Dentists are in charge of everything neck and above. And this area right here is really important in breathing and sleeping and making sure you have a functional airway. So yes, give us a call and I’d be happy to support you and answer any additional questions. Let me know your thoughts and see how it can support you better. Thank you.