Crohn’s and Colitis: how can it affect my teeth – New Update 2023
We are a small group of passionate dental professionals who have been writing for the public for over 10 years. Our mission is to provide accurate, up-to-date oral health information so people can make informed decisions about their dental care.
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The first week in December is Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week.
Crohn’s and Colitis are lifelong conditions where parts of the digestive system become inflamed. Unlike most common conceptions the gut is not just in your torso but also in your mouth and through to the end of your colon. As an autoimmune disease, it can make you more susceptible to gum disease. As your body tries to reduce any inflammation of your gums, as these antibodies travel to the area, they can damage the supporting structures of the teeth. Therefore, having a good dental hygiene routine is important as it can help you to reduce some of the symptoms of your disease.
Can my dentist help me?
You should keep an eye on your dental health and inform your dentist of your condition and any medication that you are taking. They will then be able to help and offer advice tailored to you. You should still be brushing twice a day for two minutes, last thing at night and at least one other t…
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We are a small group of enthusiasts who have been writing dental articles for a few years. We believe that good oral health is the key to a happy and healthy life. Our goal is to provide accurate, up-to-date information on all aspects of dentistry so that our readers can make informed decisions about their oral health.
We know choosing a dentist or dental treatment can be overwhelming, but we hope our articles will help make the process a little easier.