Regular visits to the dentist are not only important to your oral health, they can also alert you to underlying medical conditions. Here are four ailments your dentist may pick up on when you're sitting in the chair.
Patients with undiagnosed diabetes often present with advanced gum disease and oral infections. Some of the most common oral health problems include:
Fungal infections on the tongue or in the back of the throat Tooth decay, even with proper care Lesions in the mouth that are slow to heal Dry mouth, frequently a cause of consistent bad breath Be sure your dentist knows you are a diabetic so they can be sure to look for an increase in diabetes-related complications.