What is Your Mouth Saying About Your Health?

Dentist Serving Buffalo, Lancaster, Orchard Park, New York

Transcript: Because people tend to visit their dentist on a more regular basis than other healthcare professionals, we’re in a prime position to help predict and preempt major disease by listening to what your mouth is telling us. Dr. Susan Maples, a colleague of mine form Michigan, has written a book called BlabberMouth: 77 Secrets Only Your Mouth can Tell You to Live a Healthier, Happier, Sexier Life. In it, she talks about how looking in your mouth we’re often able to pick up not only how oral disease – like tooth decay, periodontal disease, and oral cancer – impacts the rest of your body, but how metabolic diseases show up in the mouth. Things like diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, acid reflux, chronic systemic inflammation, food sensitivities, and toxicities all can leave clues in the mouth. Is your mouth saying something you should know about your health? Come on in and we’ll check it out.