Do you suffer from bad teeth or gums, and if so, what are the possible side effects? Are your teeth vulnerable to disease because of it? Are your gums suffering as a result? You might think that these two conditions go hand in hand, but in fact, they’re caused by different things. Bad teeth can lead to dental problems that affect the way food tastes and smells. They can also make eating fussy foods such as spicy or bitter food difficult and painful. Meanwhile, gummy or “gum disease” is caused when saliva loses its grip on teeth and enamel. As a result, bacteria begin to thrive on the exposed parts of your mouth – usually inside your cheeks (where the gum is). This causes redness, swelling, and pain which may feel like something is gnawing at your gullet. Fortunately, there are ways to keep both your mouth and your teeth healthy. Read on for more information about how bad teeth can cause stomach problems.
Can Bad Teeth Cause Stomach Problems?
No, bad teeth and/or stomach problems do not cause each other. It has been shown that two populations of the same organisms, one having normal teeth and gums and the other having bad teeth and gums, are resistant to infection. This is a known phenomenon called the ‘two-hit effect’. This means that if one part of the body is infected when there is an immune reaction in the bad tooth or gum tissue (called synovitis), it will be destroyed very quickly. If both parts of the body are infected then the overall effect will be less severe. Any imbalance in this process can cause inflammation and damage to tissues throughout the body, including those in the stomach.
Why Bad Teeth Can Cause Stomach Problems?
Bad teeth can cause swollen gums and bad breath
Bad breath occurs when bacteria that live in your mouth invade the sinuses and cause inflammation. This is often caused by a build-up of plaque on your teeth, which is then carried into your nose and left there to fester. When this happens, it can lead to bad breath, and an unpleasant smell coming from the back of your throat. The smell may be so unbearable that you might be reluctant to eat certain foods – such as garlic or onion – because they’ll only make matters worse.
Bad teeth can cause ulcers in your mouth or stomach.
Did you know that some people suffer from ulcers all over their mouths? These are usually caused by poor oral hygiene habits, such as not brushing properly or not flossing regularly enough. If you have a history of poor oral hygiene, it’s possible that you may develop them again if you neglect your mouth for too long or if you suffer from a condition like diabetes where sugar levels in the body are high (which is another reason why it’s important to make sure you brush and floss regularly).
Bad teeth can cause bad breath and toothaches.
A toothache is caused by a number of different issues, but the most likely cause is bad teeth. When the gums become swollen, they can press against your teeth, causing pain and discomfort. In addition, if your gums get infected with bacteria (which they often do), you might have toothaches that are made worse by tartar buildup on your teeth. Tartar is a build-up of minerals that form on the sides of your teeth where you brush them, making them harder to clean properly and increasing the risk of infection.
Bad teeth can cause gingivitis (inflammation of the gum tissue).
Gingivitis is an oral infection that causes inflammation around your mouth’s gum tissues and lips (the part that covers your cheeks). It’s usually caused by poor oral hygiene habits such as not brushing or flossing enough or by not doing so correctly. The symptoms are similar to those that result from bad breath – redness, swelling, and an unpleasant smell.
Bad teeth can cause bad breath.
Bad breath is caused by the buildup of bacteria in your mouth, which is often caused by bad teeth. When plaque builds up on your teeth and then leaves them there to fester, it can lead to an unpleasant smell coming from your mouth from time to time. This can be a real problem for many people – especially if they’re in a relationship with someone who isn’t willing to brush or floss regularly or if they have certain conditions like diabetes or heart disease – which are known to affect the health of your teeth.
How to Heal a Cracked Tongue
1. Cracked tongues are usually caused by dry mouth.
A cracked tongue can be caused by a number of things, but the most common is a dry mouth. When your mouth dries out, your tongue will often crack as a result because it’s no longer able to keep itself moist. Dry mouths are often caused by low saliva production, which is another reason why it’s important to make sure you brush and floss regularly.
2. Cracked tongues can be very painful.
Cracked tongues can be very painful when they happen in the morning when you wake up and try to speak, which can make it difficult to get out of bed that day. In addition, they can cause pain when you eat or drink, which will cause additional discomfort and even sometimes lead to food getting stuck in your throat if you swallow too quickly (which is dangerous).
3. Cracks in a tongue may need to be lanced (cut open).
Sometimes cracks in a tongue need to be cut open with a scalpel or lancet device which has a hollow needle at the end of it for this purpose (this isn’t always necessary, however – there are other ways to treat cracked tongues). If this isn’t done properly or if the crack becomes infected, then the person could have an unpleasant infection on their tongue that could damage their teeth and gums if left untreated for too long (in addition, infections like this don’t heal as quickly and may even lead to the tongue needing to be removed altogether, which is called a detached tongue).
4. Cracked tongues can often be healed with medication.
As mentioned above, cracked tongues can often be healed by taking medication that contains anti-bacterial properties (antibiotics). This can help to clear the infection on your tongue, which will then allow it to heal naturally over time.
5. Cracked tongues can be prevented by good oral hygiene.
It’s important to keep your mouth clean and healthy in order for you not to get cracked tongues in the first place. This means brushing and flossing regularly and making sure you drink plenty of water (which will help keep your mouth from drying out).
Bacteria in the Stomach: The Big Picture
1. The stomach is a very large organ, which is located just below your rib cage.
2. It’s divided into two parts: the left and right sides of the stomach (the small and large intestines are also divided into two sections, but they aren’t called ‘stomachs’).
3. The upper part of the stomach (the fundus) contains the pyloric sphincter muscle, which is an important part of the digestive system in that it prevents food from traveling too far down. This helps to ensure that food doesn’t get stuck or become too far digested before it reaches where it should be going – which is where you should be taking your food from!
4. When you eat, some of the food you eat goes down into your esophagus and stays there until you come back up for air (you can feel this happening because it feels like something is pulling on your chest).
5. Food then moves further along through your digestive system by passing through the pyloric sphincter and emptying itself into the duodenum at which point it enters your small intestine – this is where most nutrients in food are absorbed by absorptive cells (this process isn’t quite finished however as some undigested material still remains in the intestines after this point).
What to do if You’ve Got Gum Disease
- Consume a balanced, healthy diet.
- Avoid strong-tasting drinks such as carbonated drinks, soft drinks, iced drinks, pop, and other sugar-sweetened drinks.
- Brushing and flossing daily will keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong.
- Drinking plenty of water will help regulate your body’s acidity (pH).
- Get your teeth and gums clean. Even a simple cleaning can be enough to keep bacteria from growing in your mouth.
- Have your teeth checked (preferably bi-annually) by a dentist or oral surgeon?
- Use a mouthwash or alcohol-free mouth rinse when needed.
- Avoid smoking and other tobacco products. These are known to increase your risk of mouth and teeth problems.
- Exercise regularly. This will help keep your body’s pH in balance and promote healthy teeth and gums. – Take good care of yourself. You don’t want to fall victim to a gum disease that can be treated but becomes permanent. – Get your diet right. It’s important to consume foods that are rich in vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber.
Bad teeth can cause a range of problems such as bad breath, tooth decay, and tooth loss. They can also make eating certain foods more difficult and painful. Bad teeth can also lead to gummy or gum disease which causes redness, swelling, and pain. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to avoid getting bad teeth and gums. Follow these steps to get your teeth and gums clean, eat a healthy diet and get enough exercise. You’ll feel much better about yourself and your smile.