Wellness Tips | 27 February, 2020

Wellness starts with your mouth

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The health of your mouth is strongly linked to your overall wellness, but do you know how?

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 at Maven Dental, we 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 and improve your overall wellness.

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

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

Body - A healthy body starts in the mouth, with the right foods and digestion.  It is important to be educated about the best foods for your teeth. Did you know that examining your teeth can even pick up some digestive problems?

Lungs - Think about each time you inhale and exhale, it involves your mouth! Breathing is everything. We investigate the factors that can further lead to lung problems including smoking and snoring.


Self Confidence -  A healthy mouth is an attractive mouth! From picking up early signs of dental problems to boosting your confidence, your mouth is the foundation that inspires a happy life.


Bones - The Jaw Bone is the foundation for a healthy mouth. The prevention of gum disease before it progresses can help stop damage to your bone structure.


Pregnancy - It is important your oral health is maintained throughout your pregnancy.  Due to hormonal influences, pregnant women are actually more susceptible to gingivitis (gum inflammation) and periodontal (gum) disease.


Brain - Improving oral hygiene can reduce risks on general health involving the brain. Research shows that improving oral health may lead to the reduced link between inflammation caused and Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia. 


Exercise – Your body and oral health hold a dependent relationship. Diet, exercise and a healthy lifestyle reduces risk of periodontal disease.  That’s why we encourage good oral hygiene, as your whole body benefits. 


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.

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

To find out more about how your oral health and impacts on your overall wellbeing. Book your next dentist appointment a Maven Dental Practice, we're the wellness people!