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How Good Oral Health Affects Your Overall Well-being

05 May 2016

It makes sense to look after your oral health, as your overall health will be improved as well. There are many good reasons for this. For example:

  • Your mouth is where your body takes in fuel. If the fuel intake of your car was impaired in some way, you could expect the engine would not run well. The same applies to your body.
  • Your mouth is close to your brain. When you have an infection such as gingivitis, what actually causes your gums to swell up is that your body is fighting the poison created by the infection. Having poison in your blood is never a good thing, but having it in the blood really close to your brain is crazy.
  • Your mouth is very sensitive. The inside of your mouth contains a lot of nerve endings, including a lot of pain receptors, tactile sensors, and temperature sensors. When you have a problem there, it will constantly nag at you, providing a distraction that makes it difficult for you to maintain concentration on your daily tasks. This could even place you or people around you at increased risk of injury.
  • If you are concerned about the appearance or odour of your mouth, you won't feel as confident in social situations, which is also detrimental to your well-being.

Studies have shown there may be a link between gum disease and other diseases such as heart disease, stroke, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Keeping your oral health in good order means that these risks are greatly reduced. If the above information has made you feel a bit worried, well that's actually a good thing.

Far too many people are complacent and even a bit lazy about taking care of their teeth. When you think it just takes a few minutes each day to stay healthy, it's amazing that it's so easy to overlook the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene.

But it seems that most people are not aware of the serious health effects that can result from neglecting this simple but vital task. Keeping your mouth in good health is worth the effort because you will enjoy better overall health, you will feel more confident, and you will look better too.

It's really not difficult at all to obtain all these benefits.

All you need to do is clean your teeth every day, and visit your dentist occasionally for a check up. Cleaning your teeth properly is a 4-step process and it takes about 3 to 4 minutes of your time.

While some of the steps are optional, you'll get best results if you complete them all:

  1. Rinse your mouth with water or mouthwash
  2. Gently brush your teeth in a soft circular motion
  3. Use floss to remove food particles from between your teeth
  4. Rinse again with water or mouthwash

It's best to get in the habit of doing these things at least twice each day. By doing so, you'll keep your mouth healthy, and that will be good for your overall health as well.   

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