“Gross, I have something in my mouth”? “That tastes awful!”? This probably happens daily. Your mouth reacts to food and smells like your body. Taste buds in your mouth help you identify sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and umami flavours (a savoury taste). The vomeronasal organ (VNO) connects the nasal cavity to the throat in your mouth. VNOs let cats and dogs smell pheromones. Your mouth reacts to VNOs sensing pheromones, pollution, or rotten food. 5 health indicators from your mouth!
You’re stressed because your mouth is telling you so. Stress causes headaches, high blood pressure, heart disease, and depression. Consider your health the next time you think your mouth is gross!
Always thirsty? Dehydration causes headaches, nausea, and pneumonia. Despite not being thirsty, your mouth may be telling you to drink more water.
Tooth decay is hidden.
Your mouth can reveal other diseases or disorders that may cause tooth decay. Bacteria feed on tooth decay food sources. If you have diabetes or a low-carb diet, your mouth will react to sugars and starches that your taste buds normally ignore and cause tooth decay.
Food allergies and intolerances may cause mouth reactions. Your taste buds may be sensitive to foods your intestines cannot process. Celiac, Crohn’s, and IBS patients may have mouth symptoms.
Food allergies or intolerances may exist.
Food allergies or intolerances may cause your mouth to react to all foods. Food allergies occur when your immune system mistakenly attacks a food as harmful. Food intolerances occur when your body cannot break down certain nutrients and reacts when you eat them in large amounts.
Fascinating mouth! It has taste buds to distinguish sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and umami flavours. The vomeronasal organ (VNO) connects the nasal cavity to the throat in your mouth. VNOs let cats and dogs smell pheromones. Your mouth reacts to VNOs sensing pheromones, pollution, or rotten food. Your mouth can reveal your mood, hydration, and digestion!
Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time…. Floss everyday.
Change your toothbrush when it looks used.
Visit us every six months.
Eat a healthy diet.
Stay hydrated all day long, and don’t smoke.
Make your appointment today with Dr. Rob Andrew and Urban Smiles Family Dental. 780.989.6030
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