Are You at Risk for Heart Disease? Your Teeth Could Be the Answer
How Dental Health Impacts Your Whole Body
Your teeth are a window into your overall health.Many of the risky behaviors that contribute to poor health also contribute to poor oral health.Because of this, making healthy decisions (like dieting and exercising) improves your teeth as well as your overall health.
But the opposite is also true.If you don't take care of your teeth, your overall health will decline.
Below are some statistics that prove dental care not only shows your overall fitness, but also contributes to it:
- Oral diseases affect 3.9 billion people worldwide.
- Untreated tooth decay affects 44% of the world’s population
- Globally, about 30% of people between ages 65–74 years have no remaining natural teeth. The number of people without teeth is expected to grow due to the increasingly older global population.
- Oral conditions are the fourth most expensive to treat, behind cancer and respiratory diseases. $110 billion is spent yearly on oral healthcare in the US.
- Oral bacteria can enter your bloodstream if your immune system is weakened and can cause an infection in other parts of your body.
- Chronic gum disease resulting from poor oral healthcare can make diabetes more difficult to control. Oral infections cause insulin resistance, which disrupts blood sugar control.
- More than 1/3 of American adults haven’t seen a dental professional in the last year.
- People without dental insurance are more likely to develop other diseases.
- 67% are more likely to have heart disease
- 50% are more likely to have osteoporosis
- 29% are more likely to have diabetes.
Despite this, dental care plans are often seen as dispensable or of low importance compared with other insurance.The numbers above prove that isn’t the case.
In order to ensure lifelong wellness, you need to have access to regular dental care.
TDA is one of the most far reaching dental insurance companies in Arizona and Utah.They provide you with dental health benefits and connect you with dental providers so that you have access to the highest quality oral care that you need to keep your teeth healthy (and the rest of your body too).For the last 25 years, TDA has offered excellent insurance to more than 850,000 people.
Click this link to lower your personal risk of disease by getting good coverage today.