Dont dread going to the dentist ever again it may just save your life! When getting your routine dental cleaning, these key health indicators should be checked:
Blood Pressure: While it seems such a routine thing, elevated blood pressure can be an indicator of something more serious. It could be caused by hypertension of the heart muscle, a blood clot, or your body fighting off an infection.
Measurement of the Gums (or pockets around the teeth): Often this can be an indicator of your body fighting an acute infection, signaling heart disease, the onset of diabetes, an autoimmune disorder, or even a sign of menopause.
Oral Cancer Screening: Every year, almost 50,000 cases of oral cancer are diagnosed. Of the people diagnosed, only half are expected to live five years! The reason for such a high mortality is that oral cancer often isnt detected early enough to respond to treatment. The next time your dentist recommends the screening, say yes!