How a trip to the dentist could help save your life

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ROUTINE dental check-ups are something that most people have on a regular basis.

It is the way that dentists check for any tooth decay and gum disease, monitor the deterioration or improvement of any condition and plan future treatment.

However, during dental check-up dentists will also perform a general oral health examination that could identify the early signs of other medical conditions such as sleep apnoea, heart disease and even oral cancer.

It is a way of monitoring some general health conditions. For example, it is important for patients suffering from diabetes to regulate and control their blood sugar level or they are at a higher risk of developing gum disease with the bone and gums surrounding the teeth deteriorating.

 

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