Oral Health Issues May Point to Medical Condition

Oral health is not just about your teeth and gums and certain symptoms may point to medical conditions that will need to be treated by a doctor, not your dentist.

Some of the most common symptoms to look for and their potential causes are:

– Lots of cavities at once – may be a symptom of diabetes

– Erosion of tooth enamel – could be a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

– Bleeding gums when brushing your teeth – might be a symptom of gingivitis

– White spots on the tongue – a possible sign of oral thrush

“Problems with your gums, teeth, and tongue can hint at health concerns deeper in the body” so if you notice anything wrong you should book an appointment with your dentist or doctor.

Read more about these four conditions, their symptoms, causes and treatments here http://www.health.com/oral-health/oral-symptoms#91e274f6-0309-4f45-89fc-0efbd737ab40