Health issues your dentist can spot

Your dentist can do a lot more than just fix a cavity or brighten your teeth. A routine dental exam may reveal problems with your bones, heart, airway health or digestion because certain warning signs live inside your mouth.

And not only can routine dental check-ups reveal certain health problems, they may also prevent them. In fact, a study presented at an annual meeting of the American Heart Association found that people who received regular teeth cleanings and scrapings had a 24 percent lower risk of heart attack and 13 percent lower risk of stroke compared to people who didn’t get such dental care.

Dr. Steven Olmos was in studio to go over the top 5 health problems your dentist can spot, and what you should do about the problem:
1. Airway disorder
2. Heart disease
3. Diabetes
4. Eating disorder
5. Nighttime Reflux

 

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