How Dental Health Affects Overall Health?

How Does Dental Health Affect overall Health?

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

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

Let’s understand the digestive system in humans.

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

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

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

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How Dental Health Affects Overall Health By Microdent Dentistry Pune

The oral cavity plays an important role in the formation of bolus and the overall digestion of food.

If an individual has 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 the 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 of chewing properly. If the bolus is not formed completely and goes into the stomach.

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

Secretion of large acids 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 the root cause of many systemic illnesses. It causes headaches, nausea, and sometimes vomiting.

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

This cycle of improper food bolus formation to acid secretion to acidity goes on every day.

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

If teeth are strong, it helps in the proper chewing of food. Mixing of food with saliva directly helps to minimize 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-ups. Save the natural teeth & Replace missing teeth.

One visit to the dentist keeps all the health problems away.

For an appointment, you can always contact

Microdent Dentistry Kothrud

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