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The Oral Mucosa

Friday, Jul 08,2016

It may sound like a vacation spot but it really, it’s more like batman – protecting your health.

When looking deep inside your mouth, staring at the reflection in the mirror, you’ll notice that everything that is not a tooth is covered by a protective lining called the oral mucosa. It is a mucous membrane similar to the mucous membranes that line your nostrils and inner ears.

The oral mucosa plays an important role in keeping your oral health well maintained as well as your overall health, by defending your body from germs and other irritants that enter your mouth. It is a tough substance called keratin, also found in your fingernails and hair, helping to make the oral mucosa resistant to injury!

Not all mucous is bad mucous! Keep smiling!


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