DEN­TAL

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Ac­cord­ing to the doc­tor, there is a silent epi­demic go­ing on right un­der­neath peo­ple’s noses and they are mostly un­aware of it.

“The mouth is most sen­si­tive part of the body with 30-40 per cent of the body’s sen­sory and mo­tor nerves in the oro­fa­cial re­gions, so the con­nec­tion be­tween clench­ing and grind­ing and com­mon headache and neck ache prob­lems is of­ten over­looked,”he says.

Add to this that the mouth is the site of two of the most com­mon in­fec­tions – tooth de­cay and gum dis­ease. “The chronic in­flam­ma­tion of gum dis­ease is linked to many com­mon dis­eases, like heart dis­ease, car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease, di­a­betes, and can­cer,” says Dr Ehrlich.

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