We go to different doctors for our bodies and mouths, so surely there’s a disconnect between the two, right? It seems like one of those unchallenged thoughts that never even cross our minds, but it couldn’t be more wrong.
At Precise Dental Of Houston we are firm believers that your mouth and body are connected. We also believe that your mouth can give us an accurate picture of your overall health too. Many problems in your body show up in your mouth – it’s the closest way for us to see inside your body!
It’s A Two-Way Relationship
Just as your mouth can show us problems in your body, so can your body suffer from problems in your mouth. Determining the root cause of a health problem can take several appointments, tests, and verifications to find the right answer but that doesn’t mean the easiest way to catch a problem isn’t by simple observation!
Problems like gum disease and tooth decay can contribute to other health problems, while at the same time can be a result of problems that existed before them. This is one of the reasons why regular appointments are so essential to good health – in many cases we can catch problems far before they’re serious so you can be treated faster and more easily!
How Your Mouth Reflects Your Health
There are a lot of conditions that show up in your mouth that are tied to other parts of your body. These are just some of the serious problems that can be noticed.
None Of These Are Definite
While all of these conditions could show up in your mouth it doesn’t mean that these signs or symptoms are necessarily indicative of them. In many cases the problem is ultimately harmless or completely unrelated to these devastating conditions.
The best way to treat any serious illness is with early detection and diagnosis, which is what we can do with regular exams and cleanings at Precise Dental Of Houston. When you get an exam with us we screen you for oral cancer, gum disease, tooth decay, and any other condition that could manifest itself in your mouth.
If you want to truly rule out mundane causes for some of the above problems you need to practice great dental care at home. That includes brushing twice a day for at least two minutes each time and flossing every night.
Don’t Miss A Diagnosis – Call Today!
Whether you’re healthy or are worried about an oral health symptom there’s only one way to know you’re in good shape: with an appointment at our Houston office.