Have you ever thought about the link between our oral and dental health and the impact that has on our gut health? which then has an impact in our complete bodily health that that then has impact on our mental health.
Yes, you guessed it, dental care is healthcare team!
There is a growing body of research indicating a link between dental health and gut health – I mean we all know it right? it’s not rocket science.
One possible explanation for this link is the presence of harmful bacteria in the mouth that can travel to the gut and disrupt the balance of beneficial bacteria in the gut.
Poor dental health can also lead to inflammation in the mouth and throughout the body, which can negatively affect the gut microbiome. This can lead to a range of health problems, including digestive issues, immune system dysfunction, and chronic diseases.
In addition, certain dental procedures, such as root canals and extractions, can disrupt the oral microbiome and lead to the spread of harmful bacteria to other parts of the body, including the gut.
Taking care of your dental health is an important step in maintaining a healthy gut microbiome and promoting overall health and well-being.
This includes regular dental check-ups, proper brushing and flossing techniques, and a healthy diet that is low in sugar and processed foods.
The more we look after our dental and oral health, the more we are proactive about it instead of reactive, we will lessen the need for invasive procedures at the dentist which will not only lessen the impact on our oral and gut health but it’ll lessen the monetary impact on the NHS and our bank accounts 🙂
Proactive dental care is about more than just cleaning your teeth, flossing, tongue cleansing, using the correct toothpaste for your needs and also making sure you’re eating a leafy green diet with all the vitamins will work wonders on your oral, bodily and mental health.