When you go to the dentist for your general examination, us dentists don’t just look at your pearly whites, oh no, your mouth is a myriad of clinical information! Making sure your gums are in optimal health and detecting early signs of periodontitis (gum disease) will ensure you keep your smile for a lifetime. Our mouthes are a representation of our health as a whole. Many systemic disorders and deficiencies have manifestations in the oral cavity. Vitamin B12 and folic acid deficiency for instance can be seen in patients with red sore tongues – sound familiar? Examining the way your teeth come together and detecting destructive wear patterns goes a long way in preventing problems associated with the jaw joint. Next time we’ll talk about the advances in dental technology and how all of this has made a trip to the dentist so much more pleasurable!
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