July 19, 2018
Why looking after your teeth can help protect the rest of your body
Did you know that your oral health can offer significant insight into your body’s overall wellbeing? Caring for your teeth is a vital part of looking after your whole body and often the state of your mouth can offer a clear understanding about how the rest of your body is functioning. The state of your gums, teeth, tongue and breath can provide a holistic understanding of your body’s health.
Your mouth is full of bacteria that need to be kept under control by well managed dental hygiene. Daily oral care is key to ensuring that the bacteria does not reach levels that could cause tooth decay, gum disease or even other significant health problems.
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research states:
The mouth and face are highly accessible parts of the body, sensitive to and able to reflect changes occurring internally. The mouth is the major portal of entry to the body and is equipped with formidable mechanisms for sensing the environment and defending against toxins or invading pathogens. In the event that the integrity of the oral tissues is compromised, the mouth can become a source of disease or pathological processes affecting other parts of the body. (1)
The mouth is often used as a way of testing for illnesses, drug use, smoking and general health and saliva is often taken as a way of testing how our bodies are functioning. Therefore, it makes sense that by taking care of our oral hygiene it will positively impact the rest of our body.
Looking after our mouths means more than just regular brushing. When looking after our bodies, we know that a healthy diet and exercise are key to maintaining our wellbeing, so why would we look after our teeth with unnatural products? Using 100% natural oral care products will ensure we look after our teeth and gums to the highest extent possible.
There are been numerous studies that look at indigenous groups such as Aboriginal Australians and remote tribes in Africa and Canada, focusing on their oral health. For example, Dr Weston Price undertook significant studies that revealed that native groups were completely immune to tooth decay when not in contact with modern foods or oral health products. They maintained their health care through natural sources. (2)
Therefore it makes sense for everyone to look to nature to care for our teeth and gums and ensure our overall health is protected through natural means. These studies reveal that by watching our food intake and using natural products for our oral care, we are taking a more proactive and reliable approach to protecting our entire bodies.
How to start
Through simple changes in how you approach your oral health care, you will receive significant benefits to your overall health. Shifting to natural toxin-free products such as toothpastes and taking the time to look after your gums with oil pulling, you can experience an overall change in how your body functions.
2.Nutrition and Physical Degeneration: A Comparison of Primitive and Modern Diets and Their Effects, By Dr. Weston A. Price