Prevention and early detection are the cornerstones of good health, whether it’s your dental health or your overall health. The health of the mouth is intrinsically linked to the body. Dentists are the doctor of the mouth: Your dentist is trained to identify early signs of disease in the mouth that could relate to other health issues such as diabetes. The dental exam also plays a significant role in the early detection of oral cancer.
An examination by a dentist plays a key role in maintaining good oral health. Many dental problems such as cavities, gum disease and oral cancer, don’t become visible or cause pain until they are in more advanced stages. Identifying any early signs of dental disease can prevent small problems from becoming big ones, and provide you with more and better treatment options.