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Dental check-ups may help reveal other health issues
Updated: 10/31/2018 1:29:43 PM

Dental check-ups may help reveal other health issues Receiving regular dental health care is widely known to be important to ensuring oral health, given the relative preponderance of periodontal disease and other dental problems in the U.S. According to the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, examinations by reliable dental professionals may also reveal health problems affecting other parts of the body.

The news source reports that dental check-ups have revealed extremely serious ailments, including cancerous growths in the jaw, diabetes and other afflictions. In such cases, the diagnosis of these problems was prompted by findings in oral exams, including bone patterns in the jaw and abnormal breath odors.

Periodontal or gum disease, while generally thought of as a considerably serious health problem on its own, may also be an indicator of sicknesses throughout the body. According to the news source, studies have found that those diagnosed with gum disease had significantly higher chances of having heart disease or problems with their blood sugar.

Infections in the gums have the potential of spreading to other parts of the body, and oral lesions may be indicative of diabetes, AIDS or Sjogren's syndrome, the news source reports.

The American Dental Association states that periodontal disease may occasionally develop in individuals without showing any symptoms, further emphasizing the importance of regular dental exams.

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