📌Here's a startling fact:
our mouth is home to over 700 different types of germs.
If it makes you uncomfortable, you're not alone!
However, there are both beneficial and dangerous bacteria throughout your body, not only in your mouth.
The truth is that not all bacteria is bad; in fact, we require beneficial bacteria to maintain the health of our teeth and gums.
Your mouth is a delicate equilibrium of healthy and harmful bacteria, and when that balance shifts, your mouth becomes more vulnerable to common dental issues including cavities, tooth loss, tooth decay, and gum disease.
Oral microbiome is crucial to health as it can cause both oral and systemic diseases. It rests within biofilms throughout the oral cavity and forms an ecosystem that maintains health in a state of equilibrium. However, certain imbalances in this state of equilibrium allow pathogens to manifest and cause disease.
Oral microbiome: Unveiling the fundamentals. National Library of Medicine: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6503789/