Superficially, you can easily tell whether your teeth are clean. However, your pearly whites are able to do much more than just accentuate your face when you smile. They are also great indicators of things that may be happening below the surface.
Let’s take stress, for example. If you’re dealing with stress that doesn’t appear to be getting any better, you may have developed a habit of jaw clenching or teeth grinding. If your teeth edges are flat, it may be an indicator this grinding is causing irreparable wear to your enamel.
Even sleep disorders could be potentially detected by examining the teeth. The presence of gaps in the teeth may be a sign that your tongue is putting pressure against the teeth when you’re sleeping. If you have a narrow jaw, you may also have a greater chance of suffering from sleep apnea.
Diabetes, anemia, rheumatoid arthritis, your oral health is something of a stethoscope able to reveal great details about what may be going on behind the scenes.
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.