What Your Teeth and Gums Reveal About Your Health

When you have bad breath or a canker sore you may, think that these are strictly oral health issues, but there is now proof that these ailments can have a direct link to your overall health.

Bad breath can be more than just embarrassing; it can be a direct indicator of underlying health issues. If your breath has a sweet odor it could be an indicator of diabetic ketoacidosis. Another underlying health issue may be post-nasal drip or a sinus infection as these may cause breath odor.

Bleeding gums mean more than just that you are brushing too hard! They can also be a sign of gingivitis. Gingivitis occurs when there is a build-up of plaque and tarter on the teeth and gums. It can also be a symptom of Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) or even a vitamin K deficiency.

To learn more about oral health issues and what they can mean for your health click the link: http://blog.naturalgumption.com/2013/11/oral-health-problems/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NaturalGumption+%28Natural+Gumption%29 Also, be sure to visit your dentist Dr. Sam Lavi at his Studio City or Los Angeles, CA practice for your regular cleanings and check-ups.  To make an appointment with Dr. Lavi or to learn more about dental hygiene visit his website: www.cosmeticdentalcarelosangeles.com