A healthy mouth is a vital part of overall wellness. The research has shown that people with poor oral health (such as gum disease or tooth loss) have higher rates of cardiovascular problems such as heart attacks or strokes.
For the most part, healthy gums are always pink and firm. Gums that are tender, swollen, or red or teeth that are drifting out of their normal position are a worrying sign. Keep your gums as healthy as possible by daily brushing and flossing and regular dental cleanings.
What is the condition of your teeth? Are they strong and free from cavities or other dental diseases? If you have noticed a change in color in one or more of your teeth, this could indicate a nerve problem and your dental care provider should be contacted to get it checked out.
Do you notice yourself still having an odor to your breath even after brushing multiple times? This could mean that you are potentially experiencing an oral health issue. A healthy mouth will have a pleasant or neutral smell, even after toothpaste and mouthwash have diminished during the day. The presence of bacteria and food particles is directly related to persistent bad breath. Keep your mouth healthy and clean with good brushing and flossing habits.
Healthy Oral Tissues
Another sign of having a healthy mouth is having healthy oral tissues. Check out your cheeks and tongue to make sure they are pink, firm, and moist! Do not ignore any lumps, sores, or irritation of any kind as it could potentially lead to something more serious. Keep your oral tissues clean by staying away from the use of tobacco products or anything super sugary as well as maintaining proper dental/oral care.
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