You probably don’t know that your kidneys play a large part in your oral health. This link poses additional problems to consider when thinking of kidney health and provides extra ways to detect problems with your kidneys.
Poor kidney function results in the inability for the body to absorb calcium and for the kidneys to filter urea. These issues can lead to tooth loss, gum disease, dry mouth, salivary gland inflammation, a foul taste in the mouth, and bad breath, as well as an increased risk of infection.
Being mindful of these irritating and seemingly harmless symptoms can actually save your life!
Many patients are surprised to learn that gum problems, dry mouth, and bad breath may be linked to the health of their kidneys.
Protect yourself in National Kidney Month and all year round.