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Dentists often spot health dangers

Posted on December 1st, 2011 No Comments

Going to the dentist can do more than just brighten your smile or improve your oral health; more and more dentists are the first to find indicators of cancers, diseases, gastric reflux, and vitamin or nutrient deficiencies.

Dentists who notice tooth decay or an increasing rate of cavities in a patient, who admits to regularly consuming sugary foods, may advise him or her to visit their doctor about diabetic symptoms.  Inflammation can be a sign of bigger health problems and dentists may be the first to notice.

Good dental visits include looking for potential cancerous spots along the tongue, cheeks, and floor of the mouth.

If you are interested in setting up an appointment or discussing your dental-care needs with our Austin dental technicians, contact BridgeView Dental by calling 512-347-8299 for more information.

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