Oral health is more important than we might realize. We get taught from an early age to brush our teeth twice daily, to floss every day, and to visit our oral hygienists regularly. It’s habitual. And, let’s be honest, a little boring. But there is a fundamental reason why we need be so on top of our oral health and this is our general well-being.
The connection between oral health and overall health
Let’s be honest, a lot goes into your mouth. It’s the entry-point for our sustenance and respiration. It also contains vast amounts of bacteria both good and bad. A healthy diverse oral microbiome is crucial to one’s general health. Bacteria rests within biofilms throughout the oral cavity and forms an ecosystem that maintains our health in a state of equilibrium. However, if there is an imbalance in this state of equilibrium, this allows an overgrowth of abnormal bacteria that may cause both oral and systemic diseases. According to some studies, the overgrowth of abnormal bacteria in the mouth closely corresponds with a range of systemic diseases, such as cardiovascular disorders, Rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s and others.
As we still find ourselves in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, there is a concern that people who have the presence of abnormal bacteria in the mouth are more susceptible and are at higher risk for Covid Pneumonia. Rescheduled or canceled appointments with your oral hygienist due to lockdown has led to possible neglect or avoidance of regular check-ups. It is, therefore, especially important at this time to reschedule these appointments and to maintain a good, regular oral routine at home.
Oral health which includes keeping your teeth, gums, and your whole mouth clean, helps for the overall health of the body
Believe it or not, there is an association between oral health and skin disease. Oral health and mucocutaneous inflammation might play an important role in the cause and development of certain skin diseases such as atopic dermatitis, lichen planus, psoriasis, and cutaneous lupus erythematosus.
Periodontal disease, especially chronic periodontitis, caused by a microbial imbalance, is thought to contribute to dermatological diseases either directly or by stimulating immunoinflammatory pathways.
It is therefore important to maintain the presence of normal, healthy bacteria in your mouth as it acts as a protective measure that is beneficial to your overall health.
How can I protect my oral health?
- To protect your oral health, practice good oral hygiene daily
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled brush using fluoride toothpaste
- Floss daily or after eating certain fibrous foods like meat
- Eat a healthy diet and limit food with added sugars
- Replace your toothbrush or toothbrush heads every three or four months (or sooner) if bristles are splayed or worn
- Schedule regular dental checkups and oral hygiene cleanings
- Avoid tobacco products
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