Mouth | The teeth, gum, & tongue
Mouth, the teeth, gums, and tongue. What a major line up right? Three important essentials of the physical appearance. But did you know the mouth is important to your overall health. I mean just think about it: What you eat can affect your physical wellness, What and how you clean your mouth can affect your oral wellness, and even as we see with the current 2020 virus bacteria and air born disease can fester and develop in the mouth and throat areas (by which the nose is connected to the mouth and throat as well). Sadly many people still perceive oral health and dental hygiene as second priority. So, you are here to learn about the mouth, right? I’ll leave you with these four points about the Mouth.
1. In the mouth good oral care practices begin when the teeth are developing. For human teeth to have a healthy oral environment, enamel, dentin, cementum, and the periodontium must all develop during appropriate stages of fetal development. Primary teeth start to form in the development of the embryo between the sixth and eighth weeks, and permanent teeth begin to form in the twentieth week. If teeth do not start to develop at or near these times, they will not develop at all. As we can see more and more children are developing oral ailments not only due to bad oral practices, but the increased intake of certain bacteria in the biofilm produce acid in the presence of fermentable carbohydrates such as sucrose, fructose, and glucose (different sugars). Therefore brushing, flossing and rinsing the teeth on a daily regimen is pivotal to a long-lasting smile. Giving you the ability to chew, smile, and speak; a healthy set of teeth speaks volumes, and that involves the care of the mouth.
2. In your mouth the next best thing is the gum called the gingiva. Gums attach to the teeth, forming a seal that protects the underlying bone and provides a barrier against infection. The gum to the mouth is much like the birthplace and foundation for the teeth. When a foundation isn’t solid it will eventually fall down and that is exactly what happens to the teeth if the gum isn’t ‘solid’. Without proper care of the mouth the gum will soon weaken, become worse, and also possibly let go of holding onto teeth. This is where flossing is top priority as you want to assure the area of the gum is maintained. Many and most oral issues occur along the gum line such as bleeding gums, gingivitis, periodontist, canker sores, etc. The gum must be protected by all cost. The gum is part of the mouth.
3. In the mouth lie the tongue. The tongue manipulates food for mastication and is used in the act of swallowing. It has importance in the digestive system and is the primary organ of taste in the gustatory system. In most cases a healthy tongue is usually pink in appearance, with small, painless nodules. Though the tongue is the focal point of the ability to speak it holds bacteria that cause bad breath in billions of people worldwide. Things such as dry mouth, dehydration, smoking or chewing tobacco, and alcohol use can alter the appearance, the taste buds, and smell of the tongue. Using a tongue scraper is very beneficial to the wellness of the tongue in the mouth.
4. The mouth is a cold piece but the environment at which to keep it is even more fascinating. One major key in the overall wellness of the mouth is saliva. Yes! Your ‘spit’ is literally #1 when it comes to even considering the upkeep of the mouth. Saliva carries important enzymes that break down food particles, which is the first stage of the digestion process. It also delivers minerals and other nutrients to your teeth that teeth use to remineralize. Saliva is a factor in the proper balance of good-to-bad microbes in your mouth aiding the teeth, the gums, and the tongue. F.Y.I. fluoride was originally introduced to assist with saliva production which in turn fights cavities and many other oral issues. Healthy saliva is slightly acidic, ranging from about 6-7 pH. This allows saliva to do its job of breaking down food and protecting the mouth from a buildup of bacteria.
Mouth, the teeth, gums, and tongue should be maintained for the rest of your life, as long as you would like to have your own teeth. By the age of 30 most teeth have hit their peak and thus begin to decline from there. In modern day many are opting out of the intricate attention the mouth needs for a later cosmetic appearance. How important is your natural teeth to you. The Oral Care/Oral Hygiene Market is approximated to net Worth 53.97 Billion USD by 2022. Save a mouth today, smile happy tomorrow. Let’s manifest.
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