7 Health Problems Your Dentist Can Spot

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By Timberlake Dental curated from Everyday Health

““You’ve got a cavity.”

Ouch — no one likes to get bad news in the dentist’s chair. But good dental health is a reflection of good health overall — and how well you take care of your teeth may reflect how well you take care of the rest of your body…”

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This is an interesting survey of the different overall health conditions that your dentist may spot as result of a routine dental exam.  The state of your mouth is indeed an indication of overall health.  A routine dental examination may identify problems with your heart, bones, or even digestion because some warning signs can be spotted inside the mouth.

So, on the next visit to your dentist, realize that you may find out something new about your overall health.

Dr. Rodney Chowning, General and Implant Dentistry, Denton, TX

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