Shocking Diseases Dentists Find First

What a surprise

Curated News:

By Timberlake Dental curated from msn.com

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“Dentists aren’t just looking for gum disease or cavities; they might also find signs of Crohn disease, oral cancer, and other serious conditions.”

See full article on msn.com

Commentary:

As stated in the article, “‘People think we’re only looking at teeth,’ says Gigi Meinecke, DMD, spokesperson for the Academy of General Dentistry and a dentist in private practice in Potomac, MD. ‘But typically we’re looking at all of the soft tissues in the mouth.’ This access can allow dentists to identify a number of surprising conditions—from diabetes to GERD—possibly before you or your doctor are aware of them. Here are the most common diseases your dentist might be able to detect.”