Oral health plays a very important role in your overall health
Humans are not just made up of their own cells, but also trillions of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and microbes. These organisms constitute the microbiome and contribute to overall health and wellness. While the gut is the largest microbiome in the body, the oral microbiome is also significant, comprising over 700 species that play a crucial role in keeping the body healthy. The oral microbiome is established in early childhood and is influenced by various factors such as diet, medication, lifestyle choices, and genetics. The oral and gut microbiomes are unique and have overlapping functions, such as regulating the immune system and defending against pathogens. However, environmental pressures and restrictive environments, such as low-oxygen environments of the intestines, make it challenging for oral bacteria to successfully relocate to the gut. An imbalanced oral microbiome can lead to various diseases and conditions, such as periodontitis, gum disease, gastrointestinal and pancreatic cancers, and inflammatory bowel disease. Therefore, maintaining a healthy oral microbiome through regular tooth brushing, flossing, avoiding mouthwashes that contain alcohol, and maintaining routine hygiene visits is crucial for overall health and wellness.
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