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Dental Care For Individuals With Compromised Immune Systems

Posted on 11/1/2023 by Weo Admin
woman smiling with a green smoothieWhen your immune system is compromised, your body is more vulnerable to illness. Many potentially dangerous bacteria and viruses live in your mouth. This is why a human bite is considered the most dangerous of any animal bite. Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial at any time, but more so when your immune system is compromised.

Proper Dental Care Is Important For Individuals With Compromised Immunity

Most bacteria in your mouth do not pose a health risk, but some strains may cause illness. When these harmful bacteria reach high enough quantities in your body, they may wreak havoc on your overall health, and this is especially true if your immune system is already compromised in some way.

The most common cause of tooth decay and gum disease is a lack of proper oral hygiene; nevertheless, many harmful bacteria may also occur as a side effect of certain drugs and other health situations. When your saliva flow is restricted, it encourages the development of germs harmful to oral health.

Ongoing studies are being conducted to investigate the relationship between dental health and overall health. According to the findings of the investigations, there may be a link between the oral bacteria present in periodontitis and several other disorders. Oral infections may become severe in people with certain disorders, such as diabetes and HIV/AIDS since these conditions weaken the body's response to infection.

Maintaining excellent dental health is something you should strive for regardless of the state of your immune system since it is in your best interest. Brushing and flossing your teeth correctly are essential to maintaining good oral health. In addition, it is essential to see the dentist consistently, which becomes much more critical if your immune system is already damaged.

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