What Your Teeth Say about Your Health in Amherst

Dentist Serving Buffalo, Lancaster, Orchard Park, New York

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. What the general public notices is the condition of your teeth: their color, positioning, and overall appearance. Your teeth may be seen as an indication of your oral hygiene habits to friends, coworkers, and even strangers, but to your dentist, your teeth and gums are an indication of much more.

Systemic Issues

During your regularly scheduled visits to our office, your teeth and gums will be thoroughly examined for signs of decay or disease. We will also be checking for:

  • Excessive tooth wear – a common indication of large amounts of stress and a good indicator of TMD
  • Chronic dry mouth – a condition that may be caused by certain medications, but can also be a symptom of serious issues such as Sjogren’s syndrome and diabetes
  • White webbing inside the cheeks – this can be caused by certain mouthwashes, but may also be the common skin disease Lichen planus
  • Cracked, crumbling, or eroded teeth – oftentimes, these issues are caused by Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD or acid reflux disorder)

Your biannual visits to our Amherst area office are important for both your oral and general health. During your visits, Dr. Evola can detect potential health issues and help you determine how best to address them before they become serious health concerns.

For more information about your teeth and overall health, please contact Forestream Dental to schedule a consultation with our Amherst cosmetic dentist today.