Serious Medical Conditions Linked to Oral Health

Oral health plays a role in the overall health of your body. The serious medical conditions that can be linked to oral health are:

  • Kidney disease
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer

During routine dental cleanings dentists will examine the entire mouth including the gum tissue and the tongue to look for warning signs of any potential problems or disease.

The warning signs that appear in the mouth that indicate serious medical conditions might be present generally are:

  • Inflammation of the gingiva
  • Bacteria being present
  • Bad breath
  • Lesions in the mouth

To make sure your mouth is healthy and not displaying signs of any undiagnosed serious medical condition, be sure to visit your dentist on a regular basis, at least once a year, for a check-up and cleaning.

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