When most people, think about their personal health, and well – being, they often, fail to consider, the significance, importance, and, often, the urgency of paying keen attention, to their oral health, and hygiene. For most individuals, this should include, not only, daily brushing, flossing, and reducing sugary foods, etc, but visiting their dentist, on a recommended, six – months, basis. In many cases, one’s dentist, is responsible, for identifying many diseases, ailments, conditions, and/ or, pre – conditions, because so many situations, begin, obvious, first, within the mouth, and oral cavity. With that in mind, this article will attempt to, briefly, consider, examine, review, and discuss, 5 things, regularly performed, professional oral exams, might discover.
1. Many diseases start in mouth and oral cavity: As part of one’s visit to their dentist, a full, oral examination is performed, This, not only, examines teeth, and gums, but, looks for suspicious lesions, bumps, bruises, discolorations, etc, the trained, dental professional, considers suspicious. Many diseases are accompanied by swellings in the gums, etc, or other lesions, etc. Many oral cancer lesions, are indicative of other illnesses, ailments, diseases, and/ or cancers, etc.
2. Germs/ bacteria: Mouths house many unwanted germs, and other bacteria, which when identified, sooner, rather than later, often, make a huge difference in terms of overall health, and long – term survivals, etc. When oral hygiene is ignored, not only, does it cause, bad breath, which has social ramifications, but, risks worsening overall health, and well – being, For example, if decay, is left untreated, there is a risk of the bacteria spreading to other parts of the body, via one of several sinuses.
3. Grinding teeth/ stress: Ailments, such as tempero – mandibular symptoms, are caused, because of grinding teeth, etc. Dentists, are able to, create prosthetic devices, etc, which help, reduce the effects of grinding our teeth, which is often a by – product of stress.
4. Gums; medicines; illnesses: Certain prescription, as well as herbal medicines/ drugs, have certain adverse impacts on our gums, and, are related to periodontal diseases. A thorough, oral examine, will consider, these, as well as other observations, and, recommend specific medical referrals, when needed, necessary, or recommended.
5. Sinuses: There are a few body sinuses, in the oral region/ cavity, so, it makes sense, to visit with, and consult, a dental health professional, on a regular basis. If cavities, etc, are spread, via maxillary sinuses, etc, it might spread bacteria, etc, to other areas of the body!
Remember, to visit your dentist, on a regular basis. Not only, will it take professional care of your teeth, gum, etc, but is a terrific way, to preventively take care of your overall health, and well – being!