There is famous saying, ” if you keep visiting dentist every couple of months, you won’t need to visit any other doctor.” Yes, it’s absolutely true. A good oral health is foundation for complete healthy life.

In Today’s Blog we are going to see the how dental health affects overall health of individual.

Let’s understand the digestive system in humans.

The digestive system starts from oral cavity, goes into pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine.

When we eat any food, oral cavity with the help of teeth chew food and forms a bolus by mixing it with saliva. This bolus of food goes to stomach via pharynx & esophagus.

Stomach has many glands which secrete acids. One the bolus enters the stomach, these acids digest the food and start disintegrating into nutrients. Slowly the disintegrated food moves into intestine and with peristaltic movement, reaches anus.  During this movement, all nutrients from food are absorbed by system and rest of things are excreted.

How Dental Health Affects Overall Health By Microdent Dentistry Pune

Oral cavity plays an important role in formation of bolus and overall digestion of food.

If individual have all the teeth in healthy condition, it helps in proper chewing , mixing of saliva in chewed food, and formation of bolus of food.

If there are any missing teeth, it directly impacts the chewing capacity of individual.

Let’s discuss what happens if there are missing or no teeth in the oral cavity.

If the teeth are decayed or missing, it directly affects the efficiency to chew properly. If bolus is not formed completely, and goes into stomach.

Once it reaches the stomach, the stomach has to secrete lot of acid to digest this bolus of food

Secretion of large acid is not good for health.

More acid secretion, more problems of acidity, and indigestion.

The stomach needs more time to digest incompletely formed bolus. Which leads to indigestion, constipation and other health problems. Acidity is root cause of many systemic illnesses. It gives headache, nausea, sometimes vomiting.

So improper chewing has direct effect on overall health of individual.

This cycle of improper food bolus formation to acide secretion to acidity goes on everyday.

That’s why it is important to maintain the oral health.

If teeth are strong , it helps in proper chewing of food. Mixing of food with saliva and directly helps to minimise the secretion of acids to digest the food.

The Bottom Line

So if want to lead a healthy life. Always visit a dentist every 6 months for complete check up. Save the natural teeth & Replace missing teeth.

One visit to dentist keeps all the health problems away.


For appointment you can always contact

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