Your Teeth Can Say A Lot About Your Overall Health
March 19, 2014 by Dr. Emanuel Layliev Blog
Your eyes may be a window to your soul, but your teeth are also a telltale indicator of your health. By examining your teeth, your dentist may be able to see signs of potential health threats.
What Do Your Teeth Say About You?
1. Potential For Heart Disease
The next time you have to get a cavity filled, think about the causation. The carbs and sugars that caused that cavity often come with the company of trans fats. These trans fats are linked with heart disease, as are cavities. If the bacterium that created the cavity makes its way to your cardiovascular muscles, it can cause diabetes, heart disease and stroke, so remove plaque daily with proper dental care.
2. Future Obesity
As we age our metabolisms slow and our diets call for modification. Young people with a lot of cavities or teeth problems caused by poor diet can be an indication of a bigger problem to come.
3. Risk Of Cancer
The same signs that show potential for obesity can be an indication for cancer, as well. Harmful lifestyle habits like poor diet and smoking show up through bleeding gums, discoloration and abnormalities, which can be an early sign of cancer risk.
To learn more about what your teeth can say about your health, call the NY Center for Cosmetic Dentistry at 212-288-4455.