What Can a Dentist Learn About your General Health?

By | August 2, 2017

Dentists can be good for keeping up with your general health, as well as assessing how healthy your teeth and mouth are. They can tell a surprising amount from just examining your mouth and you could end up being more in the know about how healthy you are as a person. These are some of the things a dentist can identify for you:

  • Oral cancer. Often the early signs will be very small, like a little blister or sore on the mouth or inside the cheeks. A dentist is much more likely to spot it than you are.
  • Stress. People suffering from stress will often clench or grind their teeth. Dentists can help you to realise you are doing this and find ways to solve it.
  • Bad breath. This could be a sign of problems with your digestive system. If you’ve been living with it for a while, you may not notice it.