Cavities are not treated can lead to chronic diseases such as heart infections heart valves, according to the Chairman of the Executive Board of the Indonesian Dental Association, Dr. drg (indonesia dentist). Zaura Rini Anggraeni, MDS.
In the cavities contained Streptococcus bacteria. These bacteria appear because the dirty condition of the teeth, not brushed with a clean and well cared for, obviously Rini at a media event on dental health education in Jakarta on Wednesday.
Streptococcus eroding tooth enamel causing tooth decay and cause infection in the mouth and teeth.
"The bacteria originated from a tooth infection and will be carried by the blood vessels, so it is very easy to spread," she said.
"When carried in the blood vessels, it would be very easy germs fester in the heart, especially when the condition of the body is in a weakened state," said Rini added.
Because it follows the flow of the blood vessels, Streptococcus will not only heart attack but also the kidneys, lungs, stomach, and even aggravate the condition of blood sugar in people with diabetes mellitus, he explained.