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

fluoridation, adhd

Dentists Are Speaking Out Against Fluoridation

Few topics cause as much division as water fluoridation... It's like marmite, you're either for it or against it. Whichever it is, you can't ignore fluoride because it has liter...

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Fluoride In Drinking Water Should Be Banned

I was bemused when I recently read this news headline: "Health bosses in Derbyshire are looking at extending the fluoridation of drinking water." Why do we still even have to deba...

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teeth, mercury, ProDen

Gotu Kola and Pomegranate Could Help Relieve Gum Disease

A recent visit to my dentist prompted me to write todays e-alert. I went along for my usual check up feeling quite confident that my teeth were in good shape and my visit would...

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Icelandic Volcanic Ash Poses Fluoride Contamination Risk

Yesterday I told you about Thailand's endeavour to reduce the amount of fluoride in bottled drinking water, in an effort to reduce the risk of discoloured teeth and dental fluorosi...

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The Dangers of Fluoride: Your Protection Plan…

Regular readers of our Daily Health alerts will know that we've written about the dangers of fluoride in drinking water and other daily household products in the past. Fortunately...

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Peri-Gum Fight Gum Disease and Prevents Dental Surgery

Some of the early signs of gum infections are often overlooked and accepted as the norm. However, bleeding, swollen or receding gums, in addition to plaque, bad breath and sensitiv...

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Aloe Vera, natural remedies, herbs

Aloe Vera Gel For Better Oral Health

The aloe vera plant has a long history of healing power. Its ability to heal burns and cuts and soothe pain has been documented as far back as the 10th century. Legend has it that...

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Exposure To Fluoride Lowers Intelligence

In the previous alert, 'Fluoride In Drinking Water Should Be Banned', I touched on some of the detrimental health effects fluoride can have on our health. This is an issue that c...

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arthritis, gum disease, oral health

The Difference Between Canker Sores And Cold Sores

Mouth sores can be painful, annoying and unsightly. Some appear inside the mouth -on the gums, tongue, lips, cheeks or palate (roof of the mouth). Others can appear outside the mou...

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Mouthwashes Can Increase The Risk of Oral Cancer

Australian researchers from the University of Queensland say that alcohol-based mouthwashes may be a cause of oral cancer. The research team, which includes dentists, says that...

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