Wellness Tips | 20 March, 2020

Be Proud of Your Mouth #WOHD2021

Your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body and on March 20 the whole world is celebrating this for World Oral Health Day. But how is your oral health linked to your overall wellness?

Well, this works two ways - The condition of your teeth and gums affects other areas of your health. And in turn, your general wellbeing has a significant impact on your mouth. That’s why our practice teams do more for your mouth. Oral hygiene is important through every stage of your life, not only for having a beautiful smile but to decrease the risk of many serious diseases.

Think of that special moment in your life that makes you smile? Eating great food, laughing with friends and family, nailing that job interview, or even impressing that someone special at the bar on Sunday afternoon. What do they all have in common? A healthy mouth! - Dr Benjamin Barrera (Maven Dental Greenwood)

By looking closely at your mouth, we can help to identify emerging health issues happening throughout your whole body.

How Is Oral Health Linked to Wellness?

Oral Wellness

The health of your mouth is intrinsically linked to your whole body. It works both ways. The condition of your teeth and gums affects other areas of your health. And in turn, your general wellbeing has a significant impact on your mouth.


A healthy body starts in the mouth, with the right foods and digestion. That’s why your Maven dentist will educate you to make sure that you know about the best foods for your teeth. Did you know that gum disease can be linked to diabetes?


Think about each time you inhale and exhale, it involves your mouth! Breathing is everything. That’s why we not only examine the bacteria in your mouth, we investigate the factors that can further lead to lung problems including smoking and snoring.

Healthy Bones

The Jaw Bone is the foundation for a healthy mouth. We do more for your mouth, by looking beyond your teeth and gums into the bone structure. We strive for prevention to stop gum disease before it progresses causing damage to the bones.


It is important your oral health is maintained throughout your pregnancy. That’s why at Maven Dental, pregnant patients need special care to make sure your mouth is the best possible condition for the exciting months ahead.


Improving oral hygiene can reduce risks on general health involving the brain. That’s why we do more for your mouth. We ask more questions, identify underlying causes of gum disease. Research shows that improving oral health may lead to the reduced link between inflammation caused and Alzheimer’s Disease.


Maintaining a healthy BMI (body mass index) is beneficial for your oral wellbeing. Diet, exercise and a healthy lifestyle reduces risk of periodontal disease. Your body and oral health hold a dependent relationship. That’s why we encourage good oral hygiene, as your whole body benefits.

Healthy Heart

Good oral hygiene is known to decrease the risk of many serious diseases including heart disease and strokes. This comes down to the inflammation caused by the bacteria in your mouth.

But how do we look after our oral health to maintain our overall health and well-being? It’s not as hard as it sounds!

  1. Brush twice and floss at least once a day.
  2. Be conscious of what you eat and drink.
  3. And visit your dentist for regular check-up’s.

An attentive dentist doesn't just diagnose rotten teeth or smelly gum; rather they join their patient on the journey towards wellness within themselves and with those around them. - Dr Kieran Chew (East Perth Dental Centre)

Be proud of your mouth this World Oral Health Day. Value your oral health. Take care of your mouth and you’ll be on your way to living a happy, healthy life.  

To find out more about how your oral health and impacts on your overall wellbeing. Book your next dentist appointment at your local Maven Dental.