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By contactus@bohledental.com
August 16, 2016
Category: Oral Health

 

These Are Four Things Your Mouth Can Tell You

I came across this article and found it interesting.  It talks about four oral symptoms that possibly indicate an unlying health problem.  You can find the full article at: 4 Things Your Mouth Can Tell You About Your Health  It goes on to discuss these four symptoms:

  1. If you suddently have a bunch of new cavites.  If you are someone who doesn't often get a new cavity then you go to your dentist and suddenly you are told your have multiple areas of decay.  I am assuming you haven't drastically changed your diet to all Mountain Dew or have new medicines drying out your mouth.  This could indicate the begining of diabetes and you are not handling the sugar in your diet well.  See your physician and get checked out.
  2. Your teeth are wearing away.  It could mean that you have the acid reflux disease, (GERD).  This is also known as "heartburn".  This is when acid from your stomach comes into your mouth.  It is horribly hard on your teeth and over time can start to disolve them away.  Treatments include changing your diet and or medications that reduce the acid.
  3. You have bleeding gums.  This is the sign of inflammed gums, gingivitis or infected gums, periodontal disease.  This is the slippery slope that leads to tooth loss.  Improving your dental home care and seeing your dentist are the first steps to healing.
  4. You see white spots on your tongue.  This can be the sign of a fungal infection or thrush.  It could also indicate more serious issues like diabetes or a depressed immune system.  Pay close attention if you have this and see your dentist or physicain.

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