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What your mouth can tell you about your health

Espresso Logo By Catherine Keogan of Espresso | Slide 1 of 21: The mouth is a busy place, engaged in eating, drinking, breathing, smiling, frowning and talking all hours of the day. It is vulnerable to constant attack from microbes, as well as the wear and tear from nearly constant activity. As a portal into the body’s respiratory and digestive tracts, the mouth is also a window into your overall health. Here are some of the many conditions that can affect the human mouth.

What your mouth can tell you about your health

The mouth is a busy place, engaged in eating, drinking, breathing, smiling, frowning and talking all hours of the day. It is vulnerable to constant attack from microbes, as well as the wear and tear from nearly constant activity. As a portal into the body’s respiratory and digestive tracts, the mouth is also a window into your overall health. Here are some of the many conditions that can affect the human mouth.

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