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Dentistry: Early Warning for Disease

Your mouth is an early warning system. Changes in tissue color, persistent sores, chipped and eroded teeth, and excessive tartar buildup are certainly unattractive. But, more important, these variations from the norm can also be vital evidence of serious ill-health. What you don't see can hurt you You may miss early warning signals on your own; they often cause little or no distress. That's why it's so important to schedule dental checkups regularly. We may be the first to notice symptoms of diseases. Reading the signals Some symptoms indicate simple vitamin or mineral deficiency. Others betray signs of serious concern—cancer of the mouth, leukemia, diabetes, and, more recently, AIDS. The link between gum disease, heart problems, and stroke is clear. [...]

By |2020-07-22T19:03:35+00:00September 8th, 2020|Preventative Dentistry|Comments Off on Dentistry: Early Warning for Disease

Oral Exams: Open Your Mouth and Say Ahhh

Oral Exams & Diagnosis Checkups are an essential tool for your health! There's a lot we can learn from looking into your mouth during routine oral exams. Not only is the oral cavity a window into your overall health, but it's also a sort of early warning system for other conditions. Your mouth helps diagnose everything from malnutrition to more severe diseases such as diabetes and cancer. It used to be part of every visit to the family doctor to "Open your mouth and say, ahhh." Today, while physicians have highly sophisticated ways of testing for disease, the mouth remains one of your body's most sensitive indicators. Oral Exams & Malnutrition If you're not getting enough Vitamin C or Vitamin [...]

By |2019-11-16T19:35:46+00:00February 11th, 2020|Preventative Dentistry|Comments Off on Oral Exams: Open Your Mouth and Say Ahhh