Oral Health: Part I
March 14, 2016
What does oral health mean for you?
The mouth can tell us a lot. It is a reflection of our overall health, whether we are sick or healthy.
Our mouths act as both an entry point and defense force against diseases. Many medical conditions manifest themselves in the mouth. Some health conditions can worsen our existing oral health issues.
Good oral heath ensures your ability to eat, speak and interact with the world without worrying about pain, or discomfort or embarrassment. Good oral health also contributes to your overall physical and mental well-being and therefore shouldn’t be overlooked. Its goal is to maintain the health of the mouth and its different structures over the years through healthy practices, prevention, and treatment of disease.
There are 4 different areas that concern the health of the mouth:
B: The gums and bone supporting the teeth
C: The skin inside the mouth, the tongue and lips
D: The joints and muscles which move the mouth
Some of the disease in each of those areas are:
C: Sores, cuts, burns, biting marks, cancer,…