What your pearly whites say about your health

When you visit your dentist for that bi-annual check-up, he or she can uncover important clues about your overall wellbeing. Your heart health, stress levels and even symptoms of diabetes can show up in your teeth and gums long before you actually feel their effects. Dentists and periodontists are concerned about more than just saving your teeth - they’re looking at how oral health fits into your overall wellbeing.

Here are some of the most common conditions dentists can identify which affect your oral health. 

Remember: speak to your dentist about your family’s medical history 

and ask about any link between your oral and overall health.