Regular visits to your dentist
The health of your mouth reflects on the state of your body in general.
The health of your mouth reflects on the state of your body in general. For example, when your mouth is healthy your overall health is likely to be good as well. On the other hand, if you have poor oral health, you may have other health problems. Seeing your dentist regularly not only keeps your mouth at its best, but also allows your dentist to monitor developments that may indicate other health problems.
As you age you become more likely to develop chronic diseases such as diabetes, osteoporosis and heart disease. Researchers believe that the symptoms of these diseases can appear in the mouth which makes the dentists the right people to diagnose such diseases. In fact, the dentist may be the first health professional to notice the problem.