Your mouth says it all! Diet, stress, general well being all affect oral health.
Diet can turn the mouth into a breeding ground for sugar-loving bacteria. At the same time the mouth can show up nutrient deficiencies – mouth ulcers, cracked sides of lips, the colour of your tongue – all can indicate an imbalance in your body.
Infection in the mouth can also cause infection elsewhere in the body. Studies have shown a connection between infected teeth/gums and heart health. Candida in the body can also show up in the throat and tongue. Auto-immune diseases can affect the mouth and naturopaths can see your level of hydration (or coffee taking!) from your mouth.
Stress has a major impact on the mouth. The mouth is the starting point for digestion. During stress digestion is compromised, which may lead to problems such as heart-burn, bloating, gas and an imbalance in gut bacteria. Stress also contributes to inflammation in the body, which in turn may result in inflammation in the mouth.
Nutrition and herbal medicine can really help support mouth health. If you are recovering from dental procedures, book a consultation to get a healthy programme for your mouth.
Fee: €70 for one hour consultation. Skype option also available.