Poor Oral Hygiene Is Connected to Ringing in the Ear


Posted on 10/20/2019 by Fern Creek Dentistry
Poor Oral Hygiene Is Connected to Ringing in the EarThere is a growing body of research that shows that inadequate oral health care not only leads to cavities and gum disease, it has also been shown that it can have negative effects on your heart's health. This in turn affects blood circulation.

If you have a well-functioning heart and proper blood flow it will cause your vessels in the ear to work correctly. Hearing loss is affected by erratic blood flow. The issues in the heart can be traced back to bacteria from the mouth entering the blood stream and traveling to the heart, brain, ears, and other major organs.

Signs, Symptoms, and Hearing Loss


We have learned a well-functioning heart and proper blood flow are critical to the workings of the inner ear. In trying to deal with these bodily problems most people resort to Over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen and aspirin. But when you're trying to quiet the pain of infected gums and decayed teeth because you can't afford dental treatment, you may be tempted to exceed the recommended dosage and take the medication. High doses of aspirin can lead to temporary hearing loss called tinnitus (ringing in the ears) this on top of the lack of blood flow causes havoc in hearing correctly.

How to Get Back on Track with Your Oral Health


To ensure that you are supplying consistent and correct blood flow to your inner ears, it's important that you maintain a new aggressive oral hygiene routine. This won't require a lot of time or effort – just consistency. Once you get into the habit of protecting your teeth and gums properly, it becomes a breeze to do each day.

Brush your teeth at least twice a day, ideally after meals. Brush for two minutes or more each time using a soft-bristle brush. Floss your teeth at least once a day, wrapping a new section of floss around each tooth each time. Use 18 inches of floss or use a floss pick. Schedule a cleaning and evaluation with us every six months or sooner to get back on track.

If you have any further questions or to set up and appointment, call us today. We are happy to assist in getting your hearing, heart, and oral health back on track.
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