Oral Health and General Health
No, really. Your dentist might actually be your best friend, at least when it comes to your health. Did you know that routine exams at your dental office could save your life? It’s true! Your routine dental exam is not just a fun time for your dentist to ask you questions when you can’t answer; it is also a time for him to look for serious changes in your overall health.
Did you know that your mouth says a lot about the condition of the rest of your body? If your dentist sees dramatic changes like periodontal disease, bad breath, jaw pain, or dry mouth, it could be an early indicator of a systemic illness. Some of the illnesses linked with oral symptoms include:
- Heart disease
- Bone loss
- Oral cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Acid reflux
- Kidney disease
Because you see your dentist more regularly than your physician, he may actually be the first line of detection for a more serious underlying condition. That gives you another great incentive to stay on track with your regular check ups and hygiene appointments.
When you visit Winter Park, FL Dentist office for your routine dental exam, we check for more than cavities. We ask for your medical history changes so that we can be aware of any issues that may arise from a medical condition or prescription. We also perform a thorough exam of your teeth, soft tissue, and the inside of your mouth so that we can detect oral cancer and any other visible warning signs.
A full periodontal exam allows us to track any infection and care for your gums based on your individual needs. Because your gums are often early indicators of medical issues, we will let you know right away if we see something that we think requires your attention.
Are you looking for a new best friend in health? Call Winter Park, FL Dentist at 407-644-0177 to schedule an evaluation. Our comprehensive approach to wellness can help you achieve and maintain a beautiful smile as well as protect you from those conditions you can’t see.