A healthy mouth will allow us to talk and eat without problems, in addition to showing off a beautiful smile. But the good health of our mouth and teeth also directly influences the general well-being of our organism. Did you know that there are diseases your dentist can spot?
The connection between the mouth and the body is vital. Several diseases manifest their symptoms in the mouth before symptoms appear in the body. Maintaining oral hygiene, in addition to your regular dental appointments, maintains a good mouth health and also offers protection to complications in the future. Although your dentist can´t treat it, your dentist can detect a medical problem before a more serious illness develops.
Some research shows that more than 90 percent of all systemic diseases have oral manifestations, including inflammation of the gums, mouth ulcers, dry mouth, or excessive gum problems.
The most prominent diseases are:
- Mouth cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Heart diseases
- Kidney diseases
- Acid Reflux
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Respiratory ailments
People who born immediately after World War II are especially vulnerable to developing diabetes, osteoporosis and heart disease, whose risks increase with age. Researchers believe that the symptoms of these conditions can manifest in the mouth, which makes dentists are a key part in the diagnosis of diseases. For example:
- Bad breath and bleeding from the gums may be indicators of diabetes.
- Dental X-rays can show the initial stages of bone loss.
- An inflamed and painful jaw may presage a heart attack.
Seeing your dentist regularly helps to keep your mouth in a good condition and allows your dentist observe other developments that could point to other health problems. A dental examination may also detect bad nutrition, poor jaw alignment, and signs of developing oral problems and general health.
For this reason, the visit to the dentist is essential, not only for oral health but also for the general health of our body.
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