Looking Good Makes You Feel Good

a woman with a great smile showing that she feels goodEver wondered why we spend so much money on pampering ourselves, and why we judge others on their looks? There is a definite correlation between looking good and feeling good. If human instinct is primarily about self-preservation and reproduction, then looking sleek and well-groomed says, as its most basic level, ‘I am healthy and disease-free, getting close to me will not harm you’. And as the mouth and smile are the first most intimate parts of the body that we see in another person, keeping them in great condition is important. That means having a good dentist in Soho to be able to rely on.

A dentist in Soho, such as at PS Dental Care, plays a vital role in maintaining people’s mental and physical well-being, and social competence.

The mouth is closely connected to the lungs (which are a main gateway to the bloodstream). It’s also the gateway of the digestive system, which is now known to be the second brain. So, anything that is going on in the mouth can quickly have a strong effect on the rest of the body.

In Soho, the dentist knows that severe gum disease has been linked to diabetes. This is a disease that’s all about sugar. High blood sugar levels increase the chances of gum disease and diabetes, plus sugar is what those gum disease-causing mouth bacteria love to feed on. Bleeding gums are a common symptom of diabetes type 2but managing diabetes can also reduce the inflammation and bleeding of gum disease. It has been proved that cutting out sugar brings both under control.

Less well understood is the link between gum disease and heart disease. About 91% of patients with heart disease also have bad gum disease. The theory is that inflammation in the mouth is linked to inflammation in the blood vessels. Once again, cutting out sugar is going to make a big difference in reducing inflammation.

Other diseases that show a link to periodontitis (severe gum disease) are rheumatoid arthritis, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and obesity.

The mouth and body are not separate, which is why it is important to visit the dentist in Soho for regular check-ups and practice diligent oral care at home.