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HOW YOUR ORAL HEALTH IS RELATED TO YOUR OVERALL HEALTH?
August 17, 2021  |  Oral Health

HOW YOUR ORAL HEALTH IS RELATED TO YOUR OVERALL HEALTH?

Do you know that your oral health is more precious than you can even think? Well, the mouth is the gateway to our entire body! Indeed your oral health sends indications or symbols about your overall health status. Researchers demonstrated a firm link between the consequences of chronic oral inflammation and general health.

How your oral health is related to your overall health systems?



  • We all know that our mouth is loaded with bacteria all the time. But since your mouth is the entry point to your digestive and respiratory tracts, bacteria can cause many diseases. This comprises of -



  1. Tooth decay

  2. Gum diseases

  3. Oral infections

  4. Lessen your ability to eat and speak properly

  5. Bad breath

  6. Heart diseases and so on



  • Many kinds of bacteria in your mouth can be pulled into your lungs. This, in turn, can result in pneumonia or other respiratory diseases.

  • In fact, the body's natural defenses and proper oral regimen keep bacteria at bay. The saliva in our mouth cleans the food particles and neutralizes the acids generated by bacteria. It shields or protects you from the growth of microbes that can lead to any kind of disease.

  • Researchers say that oral bacteria and inflammation caused due to gum disease (periodontitis) might play a key role in certain diseases. It can even bring in problems during pregnancy and also birth complications! 

  • Diseases, for example- diabetes and HIV/AIDS, can minimize the body's resistance to various infections. This leads to mouth sores and also other major oral health hazards.


What are the keys to a proper dental routine?  



  • Always brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush for a minimum of two minutes

  • Use fluoride-containing toothpaste 

  • At least floss once a day 

  • Do use a good antibacterial/fluoridated mouthwash 

  • Make regular visits to your dentist 

  • Change your age-old toothbrush after three months. This is because the bristles wear off or start to get frayed

  • Try to reduce your sugar intakes 

  • If you smoke or consume alcohol then quit smoking and drinking alcohol 


Always remember that when you take care of your oral hygiene it’s an investment you are making in your entire well-being.

How do we take care of your oral health?


Preserving a healthy oral system is a life-time process. You can get in touch with Northampton Dental if you want to receive the best preventive dental services in Tomball, TX. Offering quality dental care with comfort, at an affordable rate to our patients is our first and foremost priority. We are just a call away.

 During this pandemic situation, we even address individuals’ issues virtually at certain times. It helps our patients to freely speak to our Dentist or expertise and get their advice.  We take all the required and necessary precautions to keep our patients safe in this Covid-19 situation.