The mouth or Oral Cavity is an integral part of the body. The mouth is a major portal of entry into the body and is equipped with mechanisms to defend against entry of Toxins and Pathogens. If the health of the mouth is compromised, then it serves as a source of causing disease and contamination to the rest of the body as well.
Oral health indicators like development of Oral Candidiasis and Oral hairy Leukoplakia are used to diagnose and determine specific stages of HIV infection.
Oral bone loss is seen as the first indicator for diagnosis of Osteoporosis which affects women more than men. Many studies have established the relationship of Osteoporosis and Oral bone loss, Periodontal (Gum Disease) Disease and Tooth Loss.
More than 150 Bacteria strains have been identified in Dental plaque and Dental pulp infections. These bacteria have the potential to enter the blood stream and cause systemic infections. Immuno-compromised patients have more chances of developing infections caused by bacteria in the Oral cavity.
Poor Oral health has a direct and established relationship with diseases of the heart. Infective Endocarditis is caused by bacteria from the mouth. Gum Disease or Periodontal disease triggers the formation of plaque leading to atherosclerotic vascular Disease (ASVD) and a Heart attack.
Patients undergoing Chemotherapy or radiation therapy or a combination of both for Cancer are Immuno suppressed. Such patients have the potential to develop systemic infections caused by bacteria from the mouth.
Poor Oral Health can cause aspiration of bacteria into the normally sterile lower respiratory tract causing infections like Emphysema, Pneumonia and chronic Bronchitis.
Diabetic patients are at the maximum risk of oral health impairment. Periodontal (Gum) disease, Chewing difficulty, Oral ulcers, Tooth decay, Teeth Loss, Loose teeth, dry mouth and infections are commonly seen.
Dental problems like Gum disease, Gingivitis, Periodontists, Dental caries and mouth wash overuse have established a direct link with both Infertility and pregnancy. The manifestations include delay in conceiving, miscarriage, premature birth and low weight babies. It has been established further that treatment Dental problems does not affect the health of the mother or fetus. Maintaining good oral health also has an effect on Male infertility with a higher chance of health sperms.
Poor Oral health impacts digestion of food and metabolism. The inability to chew and swallow foods which restrict food selection and hence nutrition have an adverse impact on the overall health of a person.
Oral health problems are therefore related to well being and quality of life, measured by economic, Psychosocial and Functional factors. Diet, Nutrition, sleep, Social interaction, School and work are affected by Oral health status of an individual.
Overwhelming evidence from Clinical practice and Medical reports / studies have concluded that maintaining good oral health is important not only to prevent Oral disease but also to maintain overall good general health.
Partha Dental Hospitals / Clinics, in addition to being dental health care service providers, not only are pioneers in many techniques / procedures / surgeries, but are doing their best to educate one and all on the importance of maintaining good dental health / Oral health and hygiene. They realize that they have a social responsibility too and have actively initiated and conducted many awareness programs to inculcate good oral habits in the population. Preventive dentistry is a department at Partha Dental and the emphasis of the activity is patient education which is an integral part of Partha Dental's Vision and Value statements.