Things Our Mouths Tell Us About Our Health

Dental cavities, bleeding gums, and other symptoms may alert us of underlying threats to our wellness.

Key takeaways:

– Dry mouth, gum disease (gingivitis), and oral thrush sometimes occur with diabetes.

– Thrush comes from Candida infections, with white spots on the tongue, redness, difficulty swallowing and cracked skin.

– Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) could lead to stomach acid eroding the enamel on the inside of the teeth.

According to a study in the American Heart Journal, people with advanced gum disease (periodontitis) are more likely to suffer cardiac problems.

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