If Your Teeth Could Talk….The Mouth Offers Clues to Disorders and Disease.
Some of the earliest signs of diabetes, cancer, pregnancy, immune disorders, hormone imbalances and drug issues show up in the gums, teeth and tongue — sometimes long before a patient knows anything is wrong.
Don’t be fooled by very white teeth. Many oral health problems may be lurking unseen. When the tops of back molars are worn this may indicate stress-related clenching and grinding.
Your dentist can help you stay healthy by looking for the early warning signs. Be sure to keep up your regular hygiene (cleaning) visits.