Healthy of mind, healthy of body, but there is also another more essential part of this equation too, a healthy mouth. So many things can go wrong quickly in the mouth that can lead to disaster throughout the body. The main aim of all dentists is to protect the occlusion or bite of the mouth, so that your jaws will come together properly. To do this, they will ensure the teeth are straight by using braces and that the mouth is free of decay, and if not use restorative techniques to keep the teeth up to scratch. People who grind their teeth too are putting the occlusion at risk and also putting unnecessary stress on the jaw joints. If all these factors go unchecked, you may not only damage your jaws, but be doing damage to you sinuses, ears, neck and upper back too. Gum disease can cause severe damage to the internal organs: overtime, a repetitive leaking of poison into the bloodstream can damage the liver, kidneys and heart. It is imperative for you and your body, that you maintain a high level of hygiene in the mouth and maintain a healthy diet. You should also work closely with your dentist and wean from them as much advice and information as you can, so that at the merest sign of anything going wrong in your mouth, you can identify it immediately and get the problem sorted out before it gets out of control.