The Gum Link
Did you know that the state of our teeth and gums can indicate the health of our whole body?
Or that over time, bad dental hygiene can lead to gum disease, which in turn can aggravate serious illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, or respiratory problems?
That’s because poor oral care can result a build-up of bacteria in the mouth and swollen or bleeding gums. The bacteria then enters the bloodstream and is carried around the body, causing adverse effects and illness.
Healthy mouth, healthy body
This means that good oral care is not only vital for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. It also contributes to the health of your whole body.
A holistic approach
At SUNSTAR we understand the deep connection between oral care and overall wellness. We have pioneered this idea and continue to champion it in partnership with dental and medical specialists throughout the world.
This fascinating mouth-body connection is at the heart of the GUM® brand solutions we create and the advice we provide.
Working closely with leading scientists, we have developed cutting-edge, professional solutions that combat both the causes and symptoms of periodontal disease.
Based on our philosophy of innovation, prevention, and quality, our solutions go beyond basic oral care and reflect our vision of maintaining a healthy body through a healthy mouth.
Cancer and Oral Health
Recent research has identified a link between gum disease and the risk of developing cancer, underlining the connection between oral health and overall health.
Nutrition and Oral Health
Research shows that there is a strong link between what we eat and our oral health. Find out more about this fascinating connection, and how you can adapt your diet to give your teeth and gums a boost.
Obesity and Oral Health
Obesity has various negative effects on overall health, including an increased risk of developing gum disease. Find out more about how being overweight can affect oral health.
Gum disease is very common. Find out more about the causes of periodontal disease, and what you can do to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Diabetes and Oral Health
Did you know that there is a connection between oral health and diabetes? Find out about this bidirectional link and read our tips for managing your oral health if you have diabetes.
DIABETES ORAL FITNESS PROGRAM
People with gum disease are at a higher risk of developing diabetes and people living with diabetes are more likely to experience teeth and gum issues. By actively managing your oral care you can live healthier, with diabetes.
Pregnancy and Oral Care
Read our oral care tips for mums-to-be. Find out why looking after your teeth and gums is so important during your pregnancy, and how pregnancy might affect your oral health.
Did you know that researchers have found a link between high blood pressure and gum disease? Find out more about the connection between oral health and hypertension.
Heart disease can affect your oral health and dental care. Find out more about the possible link between oral health and heart disease.