You may not think that your oral health and your sex life have much to do with each other, but recent evidence shows quite the opposite. Multiple studies have been conducted in the last five or so years that have found proof that low sex drive and gum disease may go hand in hand.
See, for men who suffer from gum disease, your body will start to fight off the bacteria as best it knows how. Unfortunately, this allows some of the bacteria to find its’ way into your blood stream, which can decrease blood flow, leading to erectile dysfunction and low sex drive.
It’s not only men who need to be concerned about their oral health being a side effect of low sex drive. Many birth control pills can throw your hormones a little out-of-whack, which can be detrimental to your oral health. If you are on any form of birth control, you should visit your dentist regularly to ensure prime oral health.
Gum disease is nothing to mess with, considering it is the leading cause of adult tooth-loss in the U.S. On average, at least 75% of the population in the states suffers from at least a mild form if gum disease. This can be attributed to several potential causes, but with your sex life at risk as well as your teeth, more Americans are becoming concerned with ensuring they have a healthy set of teeth and gums.
While both men and women should be concerned, it is most often than not men who end up suffering the worst of periodontal disease. Studies show that men are far more likely to contract gum disease than women. So men, if you were not aware until now, be sure to always keep your teeth and gums in tip-top shape in order to continue having a happy and healthy sex life!