New research and development is leading to a greater knowledge that the state of your oral health is a good indicator of your overall health. Tissue in the mouth can be used to indicate different types of cancer and the research in this area is expanding to determine what other health signals can be found in the mouth.
What a tribute to maintaining proper oral health! As this field develops, dentists may become more skilled at diagnosing not only problems with your teeth but also problems in the rest of your body. How helpful would it be to go for a regularly scheduled cleaning and learn that you may also want to get your heart checked? Before any problems arise, you could be made aware of issues in your heart, lungs, etc., and avoid unnecessary complications later.
Making Dental Care a High Priority
If you haven’t done so, you may want to consider making dental care a high priority. If you have concerns about affordability, consider getting a dental plan and see if you can start maintaining proper dental health.
As you think about your health, you may want to ask yourself: What’s my state of mouth?