The Role of Oral Health in Overall Wellness

The Role of Oral Health in Overall Wellness

Do you know that oral health and overall wellness are interconnected? Want to know how?

Since our mouths are the entry points to our bodies, the germs and bacteria that live there have an effect on our overall health and wellness.

In addition to maintaining a beautiful smile, good oral health practices also help to prevent disease and bacteria from entering your mouth. Let’s see the role of oral health in overall wellness:

  • Impact on mental health

Oral health problems, such as cavities, gum disease, tooth loss, etc. can have an impact on a person’s confidence and self-esteem. This may result in discomfort, embarrassment, and a lack of confidence. Therefore, oral health has a great impact on the mental health of humans.

  • Digestion and nutrition

Proper chewing of your food helps in proper digestion.  Chewing breaks our food into smaller pieces, which are easily digested. It also helps in the absorption of various nutrients, which promotes overall health.

  • Prevention of oral diseases

Regular dental checkups are necessary, along with following good oral habits like brushing, flossing, and regularly cleaning your mouth after eating, to avoid oral diseases.

  • Quality of life

Due to poor oral hygiene, quality of life is also declining A feeling of discomfort that comes with eating, smiling, talking, etc. has a negative impact on people’s overall and mental health, which declines their quality of life. 

  • Pregency and birthoutcomes

If a pregnant woman is suffering from oral health disease, it may have an impact on her pregnancy and the weight of her child. A pregnant woman who feeds both herself and her unborn child may have complications if she has poor oral health.


In summary, maintaining good oral health is essential to your general well-being. Having good oral health habits and visiting the dentist on a regular basis can help you live a healthier lifestyle and improve your quality of life.

If you’re seeking dental assistance, visit Molldrem Family Dentistry. You can also follow Dr. Kevin Molldrem on Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube for updates.


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