How inflammatory bowel disease affects oral health


Having a perfectly working gut is the onset of fantastic health. Alux Dental believes that whenever our bowel works fine, we have very few troubles to take care of. In that list, Dental issues also partake. Inflammatory bowel disease also troubles the basic oral health of people, apart from other issues.

Crohn’s and colitis are chronic diseases in which sections of the digestive tract become inflamed. Unlike most people believe, the gut is not just in your body but also in your mouth and the end of your colon. It can make you more prone to gum disease because it is an autoimmune condition.

As your body attempts to minimize gum inflammation, these antibodies might destroy the supporting components of your teeth as they travel to the area. Having a healthy oral hygiene regimen is therefore crucial since it can help you lessen some of the symptoms of your condition.

Dentistry & Inflammatory Bowel Issues

You should monitor your oral health and notify us of any medical conditions or medications you are taking. We will then be able to assist you and provide personalized advice. 

Brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste is still recommended. Some kinds of toothpaste, however, may not be suited for you.

  • Some drugs for inflammatory bowel disease might induce dry mouth. 
  • This indicates that your mouth may be irritated.
  • Therefore avoid spicy or acidic meals that may irritate your mouth.

Some kinds of toothpaste contain Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS), the foaming component that causes our toothpaste to foam. These toothpastes may be too astringent for your mouth, so look for toothpaste that does not include this component.

Every day, use interdental brushes, tape, or floss to clean between your teeth. Plaque accumulation between teeth can lead to caries and raise the risk of other illnesses. Gum disease, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes may all influence your entire body.

Other Potential Risks

Smoking has been linked to both worsening illness and perhaps being a risk factor. Smoking can also be detrimental to your tooth health. One of the most noticeable is nicotine discoloration on your teeth.

It is critical to consume a well-balanced diet, irrespective of. If possible, eat naturally and avoid sugary meals and drinks. If you eat a high-sugar meal or vomit during an episode, use fluoride mouthwash after each incident to lessen the risk of tooth decay.

Certain basic situations aside, having flawless dental health eases up any kind of disease since proper food intake isn’t hampered in any way. Get in touch with Alux Dental for a comprehensive checkup and let us know about any potential illnesses such as inflammatory bowel disease, etc. before approaching us for any type of dental trouble.

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