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Connection Between Oral Health And Digestive Health


Posted on 6/19/2023 by Office of Dr. James A. Krippaehne
Connection Between Oral Health And Digestive HealthDid you know that your digestive health depends on your mouth and teeth? As you chew your meal, digestive juices start flowing, and food is broken down. For this reason, regular mouth hygiene is crucial for digestive wellness.

How Is Your Oral Health Related Too Your Digestive Health


Problems in the digestive system are only one of several that may result from neglecting one's dental health. Inflammation and damage to the bone and gum tissue that anchor teeth might result, for instance, from gum disease. Bloating, constipation, and diarrhea are all symptoms of gastrointestinal distress that may result from this inflammation spreading to other body regions.

Gum disease bacteria may also infiltrate the digestive tract and upset healthy and harmful bacteria's delicate balance. This may cause gastrointestinal problems, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Bad breath, which may be a sign of digestive issues like acid reflux or a gastrointestinal illness, is often the result of poor dental hygiene. Bad breath might indicate liver or renal illness in certain people.

Gum disease and other oral health concerns may impair gut health, so it's important to maintain excellent oral hygiene practices like brushing twice a day and flossing frequently. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are crucial for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. In conclusion, maintaining good dental hygiene is essential for your teeth, gums, and digestive system health. Good dental hygiene is an important part of general health maintenance and may aid in preventing or managing digestive difficulties.

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