7 Unexpected Things your Mouth Can Reveal When your True Dental Care Preston dentist peers into your mouth, it’s not just a look at how effectively you’ve been brushing and flossing.

Your mouth, it turns out, is a window into your overall health.

In fact, they are also looking for a wide range of conditions that may affect your general health. About 100 conditions have symptoms and warning signs that appear in the mouth.

In fact, in the case of some illnesses symptoms first show up in the mouth.

For instance, gingivitis — or gum disease — can be caused by poor oral hygiene, but it can also be caused by many other conditions, some as serious as leukemia or HIV.

This is why your True Dental Care Preston dentist’s excellent training is so essential; at True Dental Care Preston, we can inquire into and interpret your oral symptoms to help you determine how healthy you are. And all this can take place in a single checkup!

Heart Disease. Researchers are investigating and believe they have established links between gum disease and cardiovascular disease. One possible connection is that inflammation in the mouth, or gum disease, can lead to inflammation throughout the body, including the arteries.

This inflammation is suspected of playing a role in heart attacks and strokes. At True Dental Care Preston we believe that treating gum disease and reducing the inflammation caused by gum disease you may be able to reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke.

Cancer. One thing that you probably don’t think about when your True Dental Care Preston dentist is prodding and poking about is the idea of cancer. But oral cancer is a real threat and one that is best dealt with as early as possible.

This is why it is so critical to detect worrisome signs at every checkup and determine what causes them. Your True Dental Care Preston dentist is an expert in dental and oral hygiene and can do the most thorough job of oral cancer screening available.

Rheumatoid arthritis causes joint pain and swelling, and can even lead to loss of mobility/flexibility. But early signs of this painful and disabling autoimmune condition can also show up in the mouth, particularly in the case of young people.

Patients with swollen or painful jaws, or who can’t completely open their mouth, may be suffering from early-onset rheumatoid arthritis. If your dentist suspects this, your doctor can confirm the diagnosis.

Stress. If you’ve been unconsciously grinding your teeth, they may be worn down or chipped, and your True Dental Care Preston dentist will detect this. This grinding — known as bruxism to the dentist — can eventually cause bone loss that your dentist may detect on your X-rays.

Bruxism is normally caused by stress but can also take place if the top and bottom teeth aren’t properly aligned. Because bruxism normally takes place at night, you may or may not be aware that you’ve been grinding your teeth, but your True Dental Care Preston dentist can spot the symptoms.

To prevent tooth damage and so your jaw muscles can relax, your dentist can fit you with a custom mouth guard to wear while you sleep.

Vitamin deficiency. Vitamin deficiency can lead to many oral conditions, including burning tongue syndrome, tissue loss, infections, delayed healing, and bleeding gums. Iron deficiency (anemia) shows up in your mouth as severe sores or changes in your tongue.

Bad breath. Bad breath (halitosis) can indicate dental problems. Chronic bad breath may be a sign of gum disease, ill-fitting dental appliances, an infection in the mouth, or cavities.

More general problems suggested by bad breath include bronchitis or pneumonia, sinus infections, diabetes, Gastrointestinal reflux and kidney or liver problems. Dry mouth can also lead to bad breath, then damage to oral health.

Our staff can tell if you’re not brushing and flossing properly. Proper brushing and flossing are necessary to maintain good oral health. Inadequate oral hygiene is easily detectable to the trained eye of your True Dental dentist.

This is because harmful substances like tartar and plaque build up on the teeth and gums. These substances contribute to gum disease and tooth decay. If we notice signs that your oral hygiene routine needs improvement, we will give you helpful tips and pointers.

True Dental Care for your Dental Health

The foundation of True Dental Care Preston is a passion for healthy beautiful smiles. Our team is composed of Australian trained dentists, nurses, and a prosthetist. We offer general dentistry, implants and cosmetic dentistry, and emergency services, all in our advanced facility with a highly-trained staff and cutting-edge technology and.

You can find us near the corner of Donovan St and Bell St, a convenient 25 meters from the Bell Train Station! Our convenient offices are on the ground floor.

True Dental Care Preston offers an extensive range of treatment options from pain management to implants and Invisalign.

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Call (03) 9131 5952 or visit us at 358 Bell St in Preston.