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Dental checkups detect other health issues

Visiting the dentist is important for more reasons than you think. Dentists care for your teeth, and they can catch other health issues too.

Many diseases – like diabetes and heart disease - have symptoms that appear in the mouth. Your dentist can identify these symptoms during your checkup.

Of course, your dentist also screens for oral health problems like oral cancer and gum disease.

It’s easier and cheaper to treat these diseases when they’re found early. It may even prevent more serious health issues.

A trip to the dentist can help your health from teeth to toes!

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