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What Your Mouth Can Tell You About Your Overall Health

Did you know that your mouth can say a great deal about your oral health? That’s right. Regular dental visits are not only important for oral care, but also for spotting any potential health concerns.

As Everyday Health explains, by scheduling your regular dental visit, your dentist can identify a number of health concerns, including:

#1 Heart Problems

In terms of prevention, it’s important to note that inflamed gums and loose teeth can be warning signs of heart disease. Additionally, if oral bacteria is left untreated, it can contribute to heart problems, including heart disease.

#2 Diabetes

Among others, warning signs of diabetes include gum disease, bleeding gums, and loose teeth.

#3 Eating Disorders

Conditions such as bleeding gums and dry mouth can result from poor nutrition. In addition, erosion of the inner front teeth can occur as a result of stomach acid that wears down the enamel during instances of forced vomiting.

#4 Reflux

Erosion of the inner front teeth might also indicate gastroesophageal reflux disease. This erosion can also occur in the esophagus and even lead to cancer, so early detection is important.

These are just a few of the health concerns your dentist can identify. By scheduling your regular dentist visits, you can stay on top of both your oral and overall health.


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