New Book on the Mouth-Body Connection
Yasmin Chebbi, DMD, at The Flossery,in Waltham, has published Eat, Sleep, Breathe Oral Health: Why Your Mouth Matters. This book covers a wide range of topics, from the microscopic
bacteria in our body to anthropologic trends that have affected the shapes of
mouths. Readers will go on a tour of a healthy mouth, learn what oral disease
is, what causes it and why we should care about it. The journey will take
people through the history of dentistry and the evolution of oral health over
time, and this book explores diet, nutrition and how it links to oral health.
Lastly, readers will learn about the role the mouth plays in breathing and how
it all connects to the mouth-body connection.
According to Chebbi, mouths are filled with information about our systemic health and now medicine and science are putting the pieces of the puzzle together. Research has intimately linked oral health problems to diseases in other parts of the body. Learning the history of our mouths, what really goes on inside and how it all connects to the bigger picture will help people avoid dental work, but also live healthier, better lives.