Some messages coming out of your mouth bypass the vocal chords.
Turns out that your teeth, gums, and surrounding tissues also have plenty to say — about your overall health.
“Your mouth is connected to the rest of your body,” says Anthony Iacopino, dean of the University
of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry and a spokesperson for the American Dental Association.
“What we see in the mouth can have a significant effect on other organ systems and processes in the body.
And the reverse is also true: Things that are going on systemically in the body can manifest in the mouth.”
So stay attuned to the following warning messages, and have worrisome symptoms checked out by a dentist or doctor.