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Your Digestive System Relies On You Having Healthy Teeth

Posted on 7/26/2021 by JP Dental & Implant Center
Your Digestive System Relies On You Having Healthy TeethYour teeth play a crucial role in the digestive system. The food you eat is full of nutrients that help propel your body. However, without the digestive system, none of these nutrients will be absorbed into your body. The body uses teeth, enzymes, and stomach acids to break down food into tiny pieces that can be absorbed into the bloodstream and sent to the cells. In this whole process, your teeth play a very important role.

Role of Teeth in Digestion

Teeth are important right at the start of the digestion process. When you chew food, you convert it into tiny molecules that your body can absorb. If you don't have healthy teeth, you won't be able to break down food effectively. This can result in an incomplete digestion process that will deny your body the necessary nutrients.

There are other body functions that poor oral health can affect apart from digestion. Research has linked crowded, crooked, or uneven teeth to conditions like sleep apnea. This is a condition where a person stops breathing during sleep. Therefore, it is very important to maintain good oral hygiene to prevent such conditions. Do so by flossing and brushing daily. You should also eat healthy foods that can boost your oral health. Visiting our offices regularly will also ensure your teeth are in good shape and that there is no underlying condition that can harm them.

You should strengthen your teeth just like you would strengthen your bones. This is because they need to be in optimal condition to break down food effectively. Because unhealthy teeth cannot initiate a good digestive system, you need to put measures in place to protect your teeth. Always practice good dental hygiene for an effective digestive system. Contact our offices for more information on the relationship between your digestive system and your teeth' health.


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