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Oral mucosa care

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The oral cavity is a reflection of the state of health. That is why some changes and alterations of the oral mucosa can be related to certain systemic pathologies or vitamin deficiencies.

Functions of the oral mucosa

Just as the skin protects the body from the external environment, the oral mucosa lines the entire oral cavity, protecting it from mechanical damage, bacteria, viruses, fungi, and toxic substances. In addition, it performs other functions such as controlling and regulating the exchange of fluids and nutrients with the external environment, allowing food and drink to be tasted (thanks to the taste buds on the tongue), and producing the mucus that lubricates the mouth and saliva (via salivary glands).

Structure of the oral mucosa

The morphological structure of the oral mucosa varies, due to functional adaptation, in the different areas of the oral cavity:

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