Oral and systemic Health

Our Oral Microbiome

Our Oral Microbiome


Our mouths havethe second largest and diverse microbiota after the gut with over 700 speciesof bacteria.

It hasmicroorganisms which include bacteria, fungi, viruses, and protozoa. Theycolonize on the hard surfaces of the teeth and on the soft tissue of the oralmucosa. It is crucial to maintain oral as well as systemic health.

The OralMicrobiome was first identified by the Dutchman Antony van Leeuwenhoek whofirst found out about it using a microscope.


What is in a healthy Oral Microbiome?

·      Lactobacilli

·      Bifidobacterium

·      Porphyromanasgingivalis

·      Staphylococci

·      Streptococcusmutans

·      Candida

·      Veillonella


This microbiome can be negatively impacted by:


-         Smoking

-         Poordiet (high in sugar, processed and acidic foods)

-         Antimicrobialproducts for the mouth like mouthwash

-         Poordental hygiene


The purpose of the oral microbiome


Healthyoral biofilms keep our mouth and body healthy by fighting inflammation andsystemic disease.



-         Maintainshomeostasis within the oral Cavity.

-         Protectsthe mouth from disease causing invaders by supplying antibodies.

-         Transportoxygen to the gums

-         Removewaste from surfaces of your mouth.

-         Helpto remineralize tooth enamel.

-         Promotethe well-being of all other bodily systems connected to the mouth.


If theOral microbiome is out of balance this is called dysbiosis. It can look liketooth decay or bleeding gums.


If youwant to know if your oral microbiome is healthy, ask yourself, if you sufferfrom oral disease like cavities, bad breath and gum disease.


How to support your Oral Microbiome:


-         Stopthe antimicrobials in oral hygiene like detergent based toothpaste andantimicrobial mouthwashes.

-         Eatmicrobiome supporting foods alkalizing, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant richfoods. Organic Fruits and vegetables, high quality meats and animal products,fermented foods, and drinks. This is foundational.

-         Useoral probiotics, herbal mouthwashes, and toothpaste with hydroxy appetite, itcan stop disease causing pathogens.

-         Stayactive, increasing blood circulation.

-         Reduce your stress levels, it can cause to stop grinding teeth.





August 31, 2023

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