Oral Health

Maintaining a healthy mouth isn’t just important to keep your teeth and gums in good working order, but in truth your oral health can also act as a window to your overall well-being – neglecting it can increase your chances of developing many other diseases.

Like many areas of the body, the mouth is full of bacteria — most of which are harmless. The body’s natural defences and good oral health care, such as daily brushing, can usually keep the bacteria under control. Without proper oral hygiene however, bacteria can reach dangerous levels that might overflow into oral infections, such as tooth decay and gum disease.

In fact, gum disease may increase your risk of all kinds of other health complications like osteoporosis, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, including endocarditis, the often fatal infection of the heart lining. Gum disease has even been linked to complications during pregnancy and even the progression of dementia. Good oral health is not only about regular brushing and flossing but it is also about knowing which mainstream dental practices to avoid, including unnecessary procedures and costly therapies.

In addition, certain medications such as antihistamines, antidepressants or painkillers can reduce saliva flow in the mouth. Saliva washes away food and neutralises the acids produced by oral bacteria, helping to protect you from the microbial overgrowth that could lead to disease.

The worry of maintaining good oral hygiene will trouble you no longer. We at the Daily Health will show you which vitamins and minerals can help reverse gum disease and the truth behind fluoride use, to name just two of the multitude of articles at your disposal.

The Daily Health will offer you all the handy tips and essential information on how you can keep your oral health in top shape and in turn stop it from draining away your overall well-being.

Latest Articles in Oral Health


Oral Health: ‘Chocolate’ Toothpaste To Fight Tooth Decay?

Our regular readers know that fluoride is one of our pet hates here at Agora Health. The fact is, that fluoride used in our drinking water is a by-product of the fertilizer industr...

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Good Oral Health Can Prevent Heart Disease

Forget the cardiologist. Go directly to your dentist to see what's going on with your heart. In the past we've told you how good oral hygiene has been shown to help prevent pneumo...

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Can Fluoride Affect Male Fertility?

Every now and then fluoride rears its ugly head again. It's a contentious issue. Die-hard fans, like the Australian Dental Association (ADA), claim there is no convincing or credib...

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Busting The Fluoride Myth

Officials in Ireland may soon make putting fluoride in drinking water (fluoridation) a criminal offence. France, Germany, Japan, Italy, Sweden, Portugal and many other countries do...

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The Latest Fluoride Scam

A new fluoride scam is rearing its ugly head... You're lying in the dentist chair, with fingers in your mouth and all kinds of things sucking and drilling. Let's face it, it's ha...

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Chelation Therapy Comes Under Fire

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Two Unexpected Weapons Against Tooth Decay

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Environmental Health: Harmful BPA Chemical In Dental Fillings

Those of us who live in the UK were relieved when baby bottles containing the industrial chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) had to be removed from all store shelves across the EU on 1 J...

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Periodontal Disease: Brushing Your Teeth Could Protect Your Heart

Brushing your teeth could save your life. That may sound like an exaggeration, but it's not. Especially if your teeth and gums are cleaned on a regular basis by a dental hygienist....

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The Link Between Gum Disease And Rheumatoid Arthritis

Our regular readers will know that it is very seldom that one only suffers a single ailment in isolation. Chances are that ailments, disorders and disease have a knock-on effect on...

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