Traditional dental health tends to focus on basics like cavities or teeth whitening.
But a growing body of evidence suggests that there's also a powerful "mouth-body connection" at play. In other words: The health of your mouth can affect health and well-being everywhere else in the body.
A report from the U.S. surgeon general perhaps said it best: "The mouth is a mirror of health and disease in the body."
Most of us see our teeth every day when we look in the mirror. But when was the last time you actually studied them closely?
Here are four great ways to check out your teeth for clues as to what's going on elsewhere in the body.