Alchemy of Health Webinar Series – Oral Microbiome for Metabolic Health
Why is it important?
The health of the oral microbiome determines the health of your body.
We know how important the gut microbiome is, but what about the oral microbiome? The oral microbiome is a community of microorganisms, predominantly bacteria, found within the mouth. After the gut, the microbiome of the mouth is the second most colonised part of the body. Poor oral health leads to infected gums or gingivitis, tooth decay, plaque development, receding gums, bad breath or oral thrush.
The health of the mouth influences every organ in the body and has been shown to be associated to IBD, Alzheimer’s Disease, cardiovascular health and diabetes. Consequences of an unhealthy oral microbiome can also be linked to sinusitis, chest infections or headaches. The right kind of bacteria can inhibit oral thrush, or bacterial infections like swollen or sore bleeding gums.
The debate of fluoride or non-fluoridation still looms in its value in dental health. Oral dysbiosis, pH and the balance of oral microbiota are important considerations in overall health.
Dental decay has existed predominantly since the introduction of refined sugars and consumption of types of foods all year round which results in proliferation of certain microbes and subsequent infections.
The simple act of chewing wholesome food, drinking plenty of water, and limiting refined sugars can help you have better smiles, less dental carries and most importantly, a balanced oral microbiome.
In this webinar, you will learn:
- The value of the oral microbiome
- Link between oral health and IBD or other health conditions
- Keeping a tab on pH, probiotics, fluoride in the mouth
- Tips for a healthy oral microbiome