Your Mouth: A Gateway to Your Body's Health

When a dentist looks into your mouth they can see an entire health summary. Many conditions are related to oral care and can worsen or improve depending on one’s oral hygiene. Bacteria can enter the mouth through sores in the mouth and gums. Bleeding gums are an open gateway for such bacteria to enter straight into the body’s bloodstream. If there is a decrease in saliva flow (dry mouth) it also makes it easier for oral bacteria to invade the body. 

Researchers believe that the inflammation and bacteria associated with gum disease is linked with several health problems in the rest of body. For instance, studies show that pregnant women with gum disease are at an increased risk to go into labor prematurely or to birth infants with low birth weights. Heart disease, stroke, and osteoporosis are all thought to have a link to oral bacteria as well. Some studies even suggest that tooth decay is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. Other researchers believe that the loose bacteria can travel to one’s lungs and cause respiratory illnesses like pneumonia.

When your gums are healthy it prevents harmful bacteria in your mouth from entering into your bloodstream. This helps the rest of your body stay healthy. Research shows that general health conditions can vary depending on the severity of a gum infection.

By using an OralBreeze Irrigator, you can safely remove the disease causing bacteria and loosely attached biofilm from your mouth. With an oral irrigator you won’t have to worry about cutting your gums with floss, which can grant access for bacteria to enter your bloodstream, leading to the rest of your body.