ORAL HEALTH IS THE MAP FOR SYSTEMIC HEALTH

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ORAL HEALTH IS THE MAP FOR SYSTEMIC HEALTH

All the vessels in our body, all the systems are interconnected and work in tremendous order. The failure of one of them disrupts the entire system. The secret of healthy and beautiful teeth is provided by the fact that the entire system is regular and healthy. Oral health also guides our overall health.

Healthy and beautiful teeth make you look healthy and happy. So how can we achieve a healthy oral health?

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FUNCTION OF THE ORAL CAVITY

Your mouth is an ecosystem and contains specialized cells and organs that are a critical part of keeping you healthy.

Your mouth is a pathway to your body and the first line of defense in the immune system.

There are many structures in the mouth that play an important role in your oral and physical health.

Oral health plays an important role in overall health, and maintaining it is equally important.

Unfortunately, research has shown that the oral health needs of many people, especially those suffering from chronic diseases, are not met. There is an irrefutable connection between oral and systemic.

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ORAL MUCOSA (GUMS)

There is a kind of tissue in your mouth that covers everything except the teeth. It is called the oral mucosa and is considered the skin of the mouth. Just as your skin protects your body, the oral mucosa protects the entire mouth and acts as a barrier.

The oral mucosa is defined as the mucous membrane lining the oral cavity.

There is a large nervous system that allows your mouth to be sensitive to functions such as taste, temperature, and touch. Also, the salivary glands produce most of their secretion (saliva) through ducts in the oral mucosa.

The oral cavity is often considered a mirror reflecting the overall health of an individual. Many chronic systemic diseases are initially discovered with oral symptoms.

For example, right-sided heart failure. it causes the oral mucosa to fade.

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LYMPHATIC VESSELS

The lymphatic system is a sophisticated and basic network that works in conjunction with your circulatory system to transport and filter body fluids. The lymphatic system is also closely related to immune defense. Lymph nodes and vessels are located all over your body, also inside your mouth.

All the blood and lymph vessels in your mouth flow into the larger blood and lymph vessels in your body. The health of your oral lymphatic vessels directly corresponds to the health of your lymphatic system as a whole.

Generally speaking, the human body has a specialized method of keeping harmful bacteria away. However, one of the easiest ways for bacteria and toxins to enter your body is through your mouth.

The blood and lymph vessels in the oral cavity are a direct channel to the rest of the body.

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TONSILS

Your tonsils are immune tissues located on both sides of your mouth, behind your mouth.

Basically, they are two lymph nodes that work as a defense mechanism and help prevent infections in your body.

The tonsils are home to white blood cells and antibody-producing B cells.

When pathogens enter the body through the mouth or nose, the tonsils are in the line of defense against everything harmful.

Your tonsils also stimulate your body to kick in your immune system when fighting an infection.

Tonsils are a very working element of the immunological defense system in the body.

Enlarged tonsils may cause difficulty breathing normally.

With a functional dental examination, you should always check your own and your family’s tonsils .

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SALIVARY GLANDS

The salivary glands, also called the sublingual glands, are part of the oral mucosal system and produce saliva. The mouth is filled with major and minor salivary glands, which work specifically to protect against infection and disease.

In addition to helping digestive and oral health, it plays a critical role in systemic health.

Some elements in saliva can prevent the formation of plaque on your teeth and reduce the risk of gum disease.

While saliva supports oral health, it also benefits your health in general.

The molecular content of saliva limits the growth of microbes, which protects both the mouth and the body .

Low saliva can be the first sign of an auto-immune condition called Sjrogen’s disease.

In addition to the normal salivary system function, low saliva should also be controlled.

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COLLAGEN

Collagen holds the body together, and Type 1 collagen is the most common protein in your body. This important protein is technically a polypeptide containing a complex mixture of amino acids.

It is muscle in the hair, skin, muscles, bones, tendons, blood vessels and digestive tract.

Collagen is important for the creation of healthy teeth and gums and helps in cell and tissue regeneration .

This elastic substance is contained in the connective tissues of your mouth and is necessary for maintaining oral health with strong bones in general.

Collagen plays an integral role in supporting and attaching cells and is an essential protein for maintaining healthy teeth and gums.

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ORAL HEALTH DOES NOT JUST MEAN WHITE TEETH

We have identified many structures associated with the human mouth. Your mouth is the perfect guide for the rest of your body. Despite the fact that as a society we have a keen interest in a flat, sparkling, white, camera-ready smile, oral health exceeds perfect teeth. Studies continue to show that when you treat your mouth, you treat your entire body. Teeth, tongue and gums are well spoken and highly valued in dental society and beyond. Although I agree that it is very important to maintain oral health in these familiar areas, there are other parts of the mouth that require attention, and when analyzed, it can provide a glimpse of the rest of the body.

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GORGEOUS TEETH AND HEART CONNECTION

The scary truth about the link of gum disease and heart attack is that people with gum disease are twice as likely to have heart disease. For many years, the dental-cardiac connection was associated mainly with acute pericarditis.

This is an inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart. The dental part of this theory was the idea that bacteria from the mouth would pass through the body and infect the heart tissue. The real tooth-heart connection involves how your body manages calcium. We know that our bones and teeth need to receive calcium. But although some calcium is needed to clot your blood and prevent you from bleeding, too much accumulation causes the blood vessels to harden and narrow.

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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.

Awards:

Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.

Certificates:

Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.

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