All our life we spend 1,000s of hours expression our thoughts and feelings through our mouth and the same mouth is also used to feed ourselves to survive. Thus our mouth functions as the outlet to our thoughts and inlet to food for our survival. We use the same mouth to abuse someone and also abuse the mouth by not taking good enough care of it. Over one’s entire lifetime, people develop variety of oral habits like smoking; chewing betel nut, tobacco; relishing sweet products. Each potentially a harmful habit, when they do not find time to take care of their oral cavity – mouth, gums and teeth. Yes, -time’, because during the day time, we all would be talking, eating and drinking something. Thus the circulation of saliva does not allow formation of patches of starch or sugar on or between teeth.
But during night as we sleep the mouth is immobile and the saliva circulation is negligible. This leads to formation of debris of starch and sugar between teeth. Over a period of time this forms the tartar and plague. The mouth can thus me seen as a “gateway” that provides a critical connection to other parts of our body. Given its vital connections to the digestive tract, the brain, and circulatory system, doctors across all disciplines of medicine have placed an increased emphasis on oral health in relation to overall wellness. Now having known this important fact, let us look into what specific things make some people have healthy teeth even when they do not brush or floss their teeth, while million others have very bad teeth even when they regularly brush and floss their teeth !