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7 Health Problems Your Dentist Can Spot

April 23, 2013

mouthYou’ve got a cavity.

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. That’s why your dentist can tell you a lot more about your health than simply the state of your mouth. A routine dental exam may reveal problems with your bones, heart, or digestion because certain warning signs live inside your mouth.

And not only can routine dental check-ups reveal certain health problems, they may also prevent them. In fact, a new study presented at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association found that people who received regular teeth cleanings and scrapings had a 24 percent lower risk of heart attack and 13 percent lower risk of stroke compared to people who didn’t get such dental care. WOW RIGHT! 

So check out this article we came across on Every Day Health to learn how Dr. Hayner could help clue you in on these health conditions:

(read the article here)

1. Dementia

2. Heart Disease

3. Diabetes

4. Osteoperosis

5. Eating Disorders

6. Nighttime Reflux

7. Dry Mouth

 

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