We are discovering more and more about the connection of our mouths to our overall health, and we would like to share with you some of the signs of poor health that your mouth reveals. Keeping these signs in mind helps you monitor your own health and seek medical and dental advice to prevent diseases.
At Argyle St Family Dentist in Parramatta we strive to help our patients reach their full health potential.
11 Signs From Your Mouth of a Systemic Health Problem
- Bleeding gums
- Redness of gum line
- Pain/ toothache
- Dry mouth
- Bad breath
- Aching jaws
- Morning headaches
- Feeling tired and not sleeping well
These signs communicate to us that our body is going through a process of inflammation, which can be a warning of underlying health issues. We must look at ourselves from a holistic approach to health and understand that our mouth is connected to the rest of our body and organs. Anything that maybe happening in or body is showing disease in our mouth and vice versa.
Some of the possible health issues maybe:
- Gums Disease
- Wrong medications
- Hormonal imbalances from undiagnosed disease
- Leaky gut (malnutrition)
- Environmental effects
- Pregnancy issues
- Sleep apnoea
If you notice any of the warning signs above, be sure to tell us during your check up appointment, so that we can investigate the issues and make the right treatment plan and the right referrals.
At Argyle St Family Dentist we pride ourselves on being the best dentist in Parramatta by using your dental health as part of your whole body health.