A deeper look into the practice of dentistry with some helpful insights from Dr. Abdulwahab Ismail Al-Kandari
These days many people believe that true wealth comes from living a healthy lifestyle, both mentally and physically. Dental health & hygiene can oftentimes be overlooked when you think about someone’s overall health, but it’s still a very important aspect of the way that our body functions. In order to maintain our dental health, we need to gain proper treatment and oral care along with getting any necessary surgery done to preserve our teeth. Let’s take a look at dentistry as a branch of medicine with the help of some perspective from Dr. Abdulwahab Ismail Al-Kandari who specializes in the surgical incision of dental implants.
Gum disease is one of the most common yet preventable diseases that people often deal with all the time. While it’s mostly treatable by consistent dental hygiene and diet, most people are unaware of how to spot the signs of gum disease when they have it. According to ç, you can tell if you have gum disease if you’re brushing your teeth and the water appears to be pink. Acute inflammation can also occur during one’s sleep if they wake up and notice that their gums are bleeding.
So why is it important for us to be aware of whether we have gum disease or not?
Certain studies have found that individuals with gum disease & poor oral hygiene tend to suffer from a variety of different conditions, some of which are life-threatening or fatal. This is because our gums, mouth, and teeth are directly tied to our cardiovascular system. As a result, it’s very important to be able to take care of our oral hygiene and be able to notice the signs when we’re suffering from gum disease. Some of the most common signs of gum disease include bad breath, swollen gums, and toothaches just to name a few.
One of the main causes of gum disease and infections is certain foods that we tend to eat on a regular basis. Diet is equally as important as proper oral care and hygiene because we need to be aware of the types of food that we commonly eat daily and how they can impact our mouths. Certain countries like Kuwait tend to have a lot of sugar in their diet and this is one of the main things that can lead to gum disease and/or infection over time, according to Dr. Al-Kandari. By making a conscious decision to eat less sugar or removing sugar from one’s diet altogether, we can start to have a better chance of avoiding oral problems in the future.
Doctor Al-Kandari also stated that another key problem that tends to harm dental health in Kuwait is smoking cigarettes. The more cigarettes that a person tends to smoke the worse their gum problems are and the more difficult the treatment is for the doctor. One of the most common oral side effects of smoking is gingivitis, which causes people to have blackened gums caused of their smoking habit. It can also cause gum recession, oral cancer, and loss of teeth if done over a long period of time.
What can we do to help prevent these issues in the future?
By brushing our teeth regularly, eating a balanced diet, and keeping good track of our dental health, we can start to build healthy habits to preserve our oral health over time. Just like any other habits, they need to be done consistently for a long time for the positive results to start showing and for us to stay healthy as we continue to age. The best resource to consult is a qualified dentist that you can trust to make good recommendations for what you need to do to keep your mouth healthy. It’s very important that you make time to see your dentist at least once a year for a check-up to make sure that everything is going well with your mouth and they can make any necessary suggestions for what you may need to change in your life to keep your dental health in a good state moving forward.
Follow Abdulwahab Alkandri on his socials below:
Linkedin: @Abdulwahab Alkandari MDDR, MS