Did you know that most diseases, including some of the most serious ones, often manifest themselves in some way in your mouth? Your gums and teeth have become like dental tea-readings, except instead of being some devious divination, these are medically backed signs of serious problems.
This means that, yes, a regular check up can indeed save your life.
Not only that, dental diseases, if left unchecked, can become far worse conditions. Besides the obvious problems of tender, swollen, or bleeding gums, you can actually develop digestive issues if you don’t get minor problems taken care of early. You can even interfere with the chemical and physical process of digesting food, as gum disease can cause issues with your saliva making your body worse at breaking down food. Many times these gum diseases can go unchecked because they don’t cause pain, even if there is inflammation.
Not to mention that gum diseases have definite links to heart disease and strokes. So maybe rethink that idea you have of only visiting the dentist when you’re in pain and start up that six month visit routine. You’ll thank yourself, and your dentist, in the long run.
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