The River Within- Is Your Mouth The Backdoor For Bacteria?

The River Within- Is Your Mouth The Backdoor For Bacteria?

Posted by Dr. Lee on Nov 27 2018, 05:29 AM

We never consider our mouth to be a cause for our overall health problems, but is it really true? Through decades, research and studies have proved that our mouth is the backdoor for bacteria, germs, and viruses. Just as a bruised area in your hand or a cut in your foot can cause an opening for germs to enter your body, any problems in your mouth can welcome bacteria as well.

How Does Bacteria Travel from Mouth?

Like a river carrying the rocks and minerals down the mountain and to the sea, your blood also does the same job. The blood inside your nerves and veins are always moving around, carrying important minerals and vitamins throughout the body. However, as mentioned above, if there is a cut somewhere, germs and viruses will enter from that cut. They will travel in your blood and reach different areas of your body, which will, in turn, affect your health.

Similarly, whenever you have a sore in your mouth, cut your lips, or have a cavity in your tooth, they all will only help the germs travel to other parts of your body. Several tissues surround our mouth and teeth, and a few stains of bacteria can reside there in the hidden enclaves. If you do not brush your teeth or wash your mouth properly, these bacteria will only cause further damage.

How to Take Care of Your Mouth Regularly?

Keeping in mind the above casualties, remember to follow the below tips carefully to take care of your mouth as well as your overall health.

  • Brush your teeth properly every day, using a circular motion, so that you clean every part of your teeth.
  • Brush regularly thrice or twice a day, as advised by doctors worldwide. Brushing two times is good enough if you have a healthy oral condition. But, in case you have poor oral health, consider brushing thrice.
  • Use fluoride toothpaste to brush your teeth all the time. However, you may use plain water to brush in the afternoon after lunch.
  • Floss regularly at least once, and rinse your mouth thoroughly afterward.
  • Avoid sticky and sugary food because they are really hard to remove.
  • Avoid smoking, as it is bad for your mouth as well as your health in the long term.

Visit your dentist every six months to keep a regular check and follow their advice carefully.

At East burn Dentistry and Implants we offer expert dental treatment to help eliminate issues caused by bacteria in the mouth by Dr. Daniel Lee and his team of dental experts. Call us at 503 2334871 or visit our website for more details. We are located at 1415 SE Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97214.

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