A visit to the dentist often causes feelings of anxiety, causing many people to completely avoid going. Yet much like a regular checkup with your doctor, a dental checkup can reveal more going on in the body than just whether or not your oral health is in good shape.
For example, excessive redness near or around the mouth corners could indicate a deficiency of essential vitamins like B or iron. This redness could be accompanied by crusting and the iron deficiency may also present itself as unusual redness in the tongue.
Are you finding that your gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth? Bleeding gums are a message from the body that there may be something wrong going in the body. The bleeding is typically a symptom of the common gum disease known as periodontitis but considering how intertwined the mouth is to the rest of the body, it could also be an indicator of something serious like heart disease or diabetes.
In most cases, mouth ulcers happen as a result of stress and anxiety. However, they can also be triggered by viral infections or diseases like Crohn’s or celiac disease.
This update is by Assure a Smile, the longest-tenured holistic dental practice in Miami. Our top priority is to provide patients with all-encompassing oral health care that safely improves oral health and wellness. By helping patients look and feel their best through a holistic dentistry approach, we strive to empower patients to make informed lifestyle choices that result in strong teeth, healthy gums, beautiful smiles, and optimum vitality. For more information on holistic dental care or to schedule an appointment with a holistic dentist, please visit https://www.assureasmile.com or call 305-274-0047.