Ayurvedic Diet & Digestion Made Easy
Ayurvedic Health Tips: Mouth TeethYour tongue is such an important diagnostic tool that Ayurveda recommends you check your tongue every day. Assess your tongue by coating, color, the thickness of your saliva, and the cracks on your tongue. A thick coating means that you have toxins, or ama in your blood. You may notice that you have bad breath whenever you have a thick coating on your tongue. The color of the coating indicates the nature of the toxins in your gut. Also check the color of the tongue itself. A pale tongue may indicate anemia. A bright tongue indicates heat conditions. Thick saliva indicates thick blood, due to dehydration or too many sweets. Cracks indicate the quality of your digestive tract.
Teeth should be a bright white. If they appear yellowish or gray, that is also a sign of toxins. To be thorough, check the color of the back of the throat and the underside of the tongue as well. Even if you don't know what the signs means, check your tongue in the mirror every day.
To keep your mouth healthy, brush your teeth, floss, and scrape your tongue every day. Avoid foods that leave a bad taste in your mouth 20 minutes later. Avoid chewing gum.
Conditions Related to mouth teethSelect one of the symptoms or behaviors relating to mouth teeth below. Or, see all areas in Digestion.