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By Betty | 08 March 2022 | 0 Comments

What Your Mouth Reveals About Your Health

What Your Mouth Reveals About Your Health

A mouth with healthy gums, strong teeth, neutral breath,and a clean tongue often reveals overall good health and hygiene. Also, maintaining good oral health prevents many diseases and disorders from developing in the mouth. The mouth is one of the first places to show symptoms of many illnesses, including diabetes.

 

Bleeding gums are one of the first symptoms to occur for many blood-related disorders. Periodontitis is a disease that attacks gum and bone around the teeth and is commonly diagnosed alongside many heart conditions. Following good oral hygiene habits and keeping a clean and healthy mouth is directly connected to staying healthy and preventing the development of diseases. Therefore, know about your oral Health  is important.

 

Signs and Symptoms of Oral Conditions

1.Tooth decay and gum disease are caused by plaque, a sticky combination of bacteria and food. Plaque begins to build up on teeth within a few minutes after eating. If teeth are not cleaned well each day, plaque will lead to tooth decay or gum disease. If you do not remove plaque, it turns into a hard deposit called tartar that becomes trapped at the base of the tooth. Plaque and tartar irritate and inflame the gums. Bacteria and the toxins they produce cause the gums to become:

a.Infected

b.Swollen

c.Tender 

 

 

2.Tooth decay is damage to a tooth's surface, or enamel. It happens when bacteria in your mouth make acids that attack the enamel. Tooth decay can lead to cavities (dental caries), which are holes in your teeth. If tooth decay is not treated, it can cause pain, infection, and even tooth loss.

 

3.Periodontal diseases are mainly the result of infections and inflammation of the gums and bone that surround and support the teeth. In its early stage, called gingivitis, the gums can become swollen and red, and they may bleed. In its more serious form, called periodontitis, the gums can pull away from the tooth, bone can be lost, and the teeth may loosen or even fall out. Periodontal disease is mostly seen in adults. Periodontal disease and tooth decay are the two biggest threats to dental health.

 

The Importance of Oral Hygiene

Good oral hygiene is directly related to good health. It does not simply mean straight and white teeth, but healthy gums and healthy oral tissues including the tongue. Apart from preventing oral diseases such as tooth decay and gum disease, maintaining good oral health indirectly helps to prevent diabetes, heart disease,and many other health issues as well.

 

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