What A Dentist Can Tell About Your Health

By Lisa Grenney | Oral health

May 21
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Clues about diabetes, acid reflux, and other conditions may reveal themselves at your next visit to the dentist.

Key points:

  • White patches, a dry mouth, and an increase in cavities could be related to diabetes.
  • Enamel erosion of teeth is worsened by stomach acid reaching the mouth.
  • People with severe gum disease are more likely to have heart disease.

Regular check-ups with a dentist ensure that any issues can be identified and dealt with quickly.

“A person may not notice this, since it may occur slowly, but a dentist would notice on a periodic exam.”




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