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Health Facts: Part 1

Did you know?

  • It is recommended that people see their dentist at least twice a year, but for many people visiting a physician if recommended less then once a year
  • The average dental appointment lasts an hour while the average medical doctor appointment lasts 10 minutes
  • It is estimated that 20 million Americans who see their dentist every year do Not see their medical doctor

What signs or symptoms can a dentist detect that may suggest an overall health problem?

  • Bleeding gums– in some cases bleeding gum tissue can be a warning sign of a blood disorder, high blood preasure  or numerous other medical conditions including heart problems
  • Bad breath– some times a warning sign of infection or GERD
  • Coating on the tongue- some times a sign of vitamin deficiency
  • Bone loss around teeth can be a sign that other systemic issues are present
  • Narrow airway– more likely to suffer from sleep apnea

Talk to your medical or dental professional if you suffer from any of the above listed symptoms

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By |October 10th, 2012|Health and Beauty|