If you look after your mouth efficiently, it will look after your body and vice versa. But take good oral hygiene out of the equation, no matter how fit and strong your body is, it will over time suffer the ravages that bad oral hygiene can cause. It only takes a few weeks of ignoring your mouth in central Leeds for evil to set in and the worst of all is gum disease. Essentially, having gum disease means that day after day, your gums are releasing poison into the bloodstream and this will soon start to clog the arteries, the heart, the liver and the kidneys- you will also be leaving yourself open to diabetes as well. Another problem that affects the heart is sleep apnea: at night your heart, lungs and brain work in unison whilst you sleep. But if you are obese and or drink a lot, it can affect the way you take in air, which in turn dissembles the way the unison of the big three work and starved of oxygen, the heart will falter, weaken and over time give up the fight. You need to identify such problems and your dentist is the person to ask and the person to offer remedies.