Dental and general health
The health of our body is made up of various factors - our teeth are not exempt from this! There is an interaction between dental and general health: on the one hand, bacteria in the oral cavity can increase the risk of other diseases. On the other hand, chronic diseases can attack our teeth.
Main factor: periodontitis
Periodontitis, a bacterial inflammation of the tooth bed, is the focus of the connection between teeth and body. Every day, we ingest bacteria through our food, which are then deposited on the teeth in the form of plaque (bacterial plaque). If we do not take good care of our teeth, this plaque can harden into tartar and roughen the surface of the teeth, allowing bacteria to settle in. At first, our immune system reacts with inflammation of the gums (gingivitis), and later, in the worst case, teeth can lose their hold and fall out.
Stress due to dental diseases
Periodontal bacteria can enter the bloodstream through the gums and spread to other parts of the body. Scientific evidence shows many links to chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and respiratory disease.
Stress from chronic diseases
In general, chronic diseases are a burden on health. Those affected tend to have an increased tendency to inflammatory reactions, which can be detected by increased inflammatory messenger substances in the blood. The disease can also weaken the immune system and interfere with the healing of wounds. In addition, it is often necessary to take medication that deliberately suppresses the immune system. These processes favour the proliferation of bacteria and thus the development of periodontitis and caries.
Recommendations for dental and general health
You can do a few things yourself to strengthen your immune system and improve your dental and general health! Our immune system is not only lowered when we have a cold: psychological stress, obesity, medication and hormonal fluctuations can also compromise the immune system. For this reason, you should avoid these risk factors. In addition, a balanced diet plays an important role for the mouth and body. In particular, chewing foods such as whole grains and raw vegetables promote blood flow to the gums and saliva flow, which in turn flushes away bacteria and supplies the teeth with important minerals. Finally, regularly reaching for your toothbrush is a safeguard for your health. Our Eco VIBE 3 effectively removes plaque while being gentle on teeth and gums. When brushing your teeth, you should also not use too much force to avoid damaging your gums. Afterwards, you should clean and dry your toothbrush and replace it every three months at the latest. After brushing, use our SuperClean dental floss or SuperClean interdental brushes to remove hidden plaque from between your teeth. Finally, we recommend our SuperClean mouthwash, which has an antibacterial effect on your gums.