by Taetske | 3:43 pm
(Last Updated On: December 8, 2023)


We can link poor Oral Health to various diseases


Rotten Teeth

Rotten Teeth image elsebjgmailcom


The connection between your health and your teeth.

People, in general, do not connect their overall health to their oral health. There is a definite connection between how “clean” your mouth is to how you feel in general. One hears more than often the phrase; quit smoking or do not eat so much junk food and also the phrase; more exercise would do you good. You do not often hear have your teeth checked to regain your health, very few doctors will tell you this.

Millions of people have some form of gum disease, from the lesser Gingivitis to the more severe and serious Periodontitis. Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums and can be painful. Your breath smells bad, your gums bleed when you brush your teeth.

Any inflammation in the body is a signal that something is not ok. Not paying attention to it and letting it continue will eventually develop into Periodontitis which affects your jawbone and then your teeth will fall out. The plaque on your teeth, which is formed by the starches and sugars in your food, is loaded with bad bacteria and this sticky film covers your teeth.


A book to get more in-depth information

I am not a hero, and I dislike going to the dentist. When I read words like root planning, flap surgery, gum grafts I get the creeps. Now I must say there is a very nice and good female dentist here in the village, so that is a blessing.

The book of Ramiel Nagel tells us that dental health in America is not the best. Take into consideration that 23% of adults over sixty-five have lost all their teeth. We can prevent this by taking better care from an early age onward. A holistic approach would be the best. Know what to eat to keep your gums happy and healthy. Doing that, you have a big chance to keep your own teeth until you are ancient.

Heal Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease with Whole Foods

Poor oral hygiene, not brushing your teeth after each meal, will cause this plaque to build up and then eventually hardens into becoming tartar. When it is so bad, brushing your teeth does not help anymore and you will need to make an appointment with a qualified dental hygienist to have it removed.

I know by experience that the yearly visit to have my teeth cleaned can be painful. Still, it is better to do it once a year and get out rather quickly than sit there for over an hour.


Dentist visit

Dentist visit image Reto Gerber


The relation between various ailments and rotten teeth.

Recent studies have shown that having a bad mouth is related to obesity, heart disease, and stroke. The inflammatory cytokines that come together with Periodontitis might contribute to obesity. It raises the level of C-reactive protein.

This causes fat cells to accumulate more fat while burning less energy. In a 2016 study, they found that obesity was more likely with people who practiced less oral health.

Then, in another study, it was proven that the participants in this study who had Periodontitis had a higher risk of stroke, also the risk of dying from heart disease. The sooner the better, reduce the inflammation in your mouth and the risk of suffering the aforementioned illnesses can be highly reduced.

Cancer also seems to be related to poor oral health. Researchers found in a study of 48.000 male health professionals aged 40 to 75, that people with a history of Periodontal disease had an increased risk for lung, kidney, and pancreas cancer. Researchers at Harvard Medical School published this study in “The Lancet Oncology”.



People who have been diagnosed with diabetes should take special care of their oral health.
They have linked periodontal disease with the increased risk of poor blood sugar control.
Having a healthy mouth can prevent the complications, and consequences associated with diabetes.

Especially in older people, poor oral health can mean the start of respiratory infections, including Pneumonia. Researchers believe this may be due to the bacteria in the mouth’s secretion and pharynx, which then end up in the lungs.


Some tips on what you can do yourself

There are quite a lot of things you can do in your home to prevent Gingivitis and Periodontitis.
Brush your teeth with Aloe Vera toothpaste. When you have swollen gums apply a little of the Aloe gel to the spot.


Brushing teeth at a young age

Brushing Teeth at a young age image Jenny Friedrichs


In my bathroom, I have a glass of water and a teaspoon of Himalayan salt. After brushing my teeth, I take a sip and keep it in my mouth for some minutes.

In the morning when I get up, I use the Ayurveda method of oil pulling. You can use extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil. I take a small spoonful and keep it in my mouth for at least 10 minutes up to 20 minutes. Do not swallow! After spitting it out, rinse with water.

A glass of water with Arcilla = clay, keep it in your mouth for some 10 minutes, it will absorb the infection.

When you buy mouth water, it should be the herbal type one, often the “normal” ones have ingredients that kill the good bacteria you have in your mouth.




It really pays to take care of your teeth from a young age onwards. Like that, you will avoid pain, illnesses and do not forget the aesthetic part as with your own teeth you will look your best. Do not go to bed not having brushed your teeth, something parents should teach their young children.

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Hi, when i brush my teeth, i can do the salt with water and gargle it for minutes but I haven’t tried the coconut oil or olive oil. I cant imagine to put oil in my mouth especially let it stay for 10mins or more. So it really helps? Although I don’t have gingivitis or periodontist. But i do have bad breath. Will i still do the oil?

Jan 07.2018 | 02:07 am


    Good Morning Meliza,

    Thank you for reading my post and leaving a comment. Having bad breath can be related to digestive problems. I would try the oil pulling with Coconut oil, even if the first times it is only for 5 min. Like that you then can slowly increase the time to 10 min and even 20 min. Besides the oil pulling eating Coconut oil is very beneficial for your health. I would recommend to give it a try for sure.

    Regards, Taetske

    Jan 07.2018 | 07:52 am


Hi this is great advice. I think your post covers so many key points. I knew that poor oral hygiene could lead to other health problems but I didn’t know that there is a possible link to certain cancers. I think people who read your review will find this very useful. Thanks

Nov 17.2018 | 03:37 pm


    Good Morning Kenny,

    It is of  utmost importance to take good care of one’s teeth. Having an infection is no good as the teeth are also close to the brain and the infection travels in your blood. 

    Thank you for reading my post. I hope to see you again.

    Regards, Taetske

    Nov 18.2018 | 07:54 am

Rob S.

There are a lot of things you can do to prevent gum disease and oral health problems.

These can really cause other issues in your body because they are linked to diseases and ailments.

It’s not just about brushing your teeth, but about flossing, seeing your dentist regularly and practicing good oral hygiene in general.

You listed some great tips here too in avoiding periodontist.

Don’t let these things go because it affects you at some time in the future!

Thanks for some awesome tips!

Nov 17.2018 | 03:40 pm


    Good Morning Rob,

    Thank you for leaving a comment. I hope you have downloaded your free PDF?

    Luckily one can do a lot of things before one has to go to the dentist for major surgery. I once suffered from receding gums and it was infected, had a lot of pain I remember. I nearly had an operation but when I heard they would take a piece from my mouth to put it somewhere else I got a squeezy feeling. Now I take care to do my oil pulling and salt water and the problems are gone.

    Regards, Taetske

    Nov 18.2018 | 07:54 am


Thank you Taetske for such a detailed article on oral health and it importance to keep several deadly diseases at bay! To tell you the truth the relationship pf inflammation inside the mouth and risk of suffering serious diseases like heart disease, stroke and cancer was an eye opener for me.

I have one question. You have advised to keep water with Himalayan salt inside the mouth for a few minutes after brushing your teeth. Can a person suffering from high BP also do this exercise? Doctors suggest drastic reduction of salt consumption to those patients. Want to know your views on this.


Nov 17.2018 | 03:51 pm


    Good Morning GeeEss,

    Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment on my website. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    As science advances new things come to light. It is good to have the right type of salt in your diet. Time passt we were made believe that fat is bad for you but now we know there are certain fats which are very beneficial like extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil. Man-made foods are the main culprits for bad health, we should go back to nature.

    You ask me about salt and as I have written a post on that I am giving you the link. I hope it is helpful to you

    Regards, Taetske

    Nov 18.2018 | 07:54 am


I’ve always been pretty up to date with looking after my teeth, but a lot of my friends were not when we were growing up…and they are suffering now (teeth look awful when you get over 30 and you haven’t been looking after them!). 

I was really surprised to see how many health issues were linked to poor mouth health, something I was not aware of before. How many times a day do you recommend brushing your teeth?

Mar 21.2019 | 02:09 pm


    Good afternoon Chris,

    Nice to see you again. Thank you for your comment.

    I brush my teeth when I get up. Then I also brush them after each meal. I have invested time and money in my teeth during my life and am happy to say they look very decent.

    Regards, Taetske

    Mar 21.2019 | 03:44 pm


Good evening Taetske,

Your review of oral health is really beneficial. As always, I learned much important and valuable information by reading your article. When I was about 24 years old, a small part of my tooth was broken. Although the hole is not bigger yet, it is chilled in contact with cold. Then I started to gargle with salt in hot water. Could it be a serious problem in the future?
Thank you sincerely for the excellent reviews.


Mar 21.2019 | 02:23 pm


    Good afternoon Ranao,

    Nice to see you again. Thank you for your comment.

    Once a day I keep some salt water in my mouth for about 5 minutes after brushing my teeth. I recommend using Himalayan salt. Also for cooking this is the best salt to use.

    I really think your dentist should repair that tooth as you already said it is sensitive to cold. 

    Nice to hear you find my posts interesting.

    Regards, Taetske

    Mar 21.2019 | 04:24 pm


This article is appreciated and insightful. It reveals some important truth about improving oral health. It is surprising to know that bad breath can be related to bad digestion and the relationship it has with cancer. I have a close friend having bad breath, I will have to suggest the use of coconut oil and olive to gargle in the mouth for 10 minutes as you have directed. This article is really helpful. Best regards. 

Mar 21.2019 | 02:27 pm


    Good afternoon Olalekan,

    I was also surprised that our oral health is related to many other symptoms. One is never too old to learn and that is what I am doing having 2 websites.

    The oil pulling method is very old, very easy to do, and really recommendable. Nice to hear you find my articles helpful.

    Thank you for leaving a comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    Regards, Taetske

    Mar 21.2019 | 04:30 pm

Seun Afotanju

Thanks for this informative post, this is has indeed improved my knowledge on the goal of proper oral hygiene is to remove or prevent formation and buildup of plaque and tartar, to prevent dental caries and periodontal disease, and to decrease the incidence of halitosis that help form plaque. Thanks for this piece of information.

Mar 21.2019 | 02:37 pm


    Good afternoon Seun,

    Thank you for your comment. Nice to see you again.

    Good to hear you found my post helpful. It really pays to take good care of your teeth.

    Mar 21.2019 | 04:15 pm



I found your topic very informative, I suffer from inflammation of the gums, I always wash my mouth with salt water which works for a while, the tips you have given in your post I will try, I am new to Arcill what is it? and where can I buy it 

Sep 14.2020 | 05:47 pm


    Good Morning Vanessa,

    Thank you for stopping by and for your comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF? Tulip widget.

    I would suggest to try oil pulling. It is not unpleasant, and it really helps. I will give you the link of the post on clay I wrote for my other website. There you will get more information. I buy it in the health food store here in the village.

    Regards, Taetske

    Sep 15.2020 | 06:44 am


I had heard that not looking after your teeth can affect your health negatively but never realized just how far-reaching it could end up getting. I can well believe that gum disease could cause bad breath, but having to deal with things like obesity as well is another reason to keep up with your oral hygiene.

It also looks terrible if you smile and your teeth look terrible and must be a big damper on one’s confidence.

Sep 14.2020 | 05:48 pm


    Good Morning Michel,

    The good thing, or the bad thing depending on the situation is that everything is related. How we care for our body be it through food or lifestyle has far-reaching consequences. When one is young one might not think it is important, but later on in life one will be presented with the result of having treated yourself well or not.

    A few years ago I had the last “silver” filling taken out and I am happy about that. You are right, a nice smile helps you to feel confident, it is worse the trouble, that is for sure.

    Thank you for your comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF? Tulip widget.

    Regards, Taetske


    Sep 15.2020 | 06:39 am

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