Dental exams and checkups are a good way to spot the early warning signs of many disorders, not the least of which is tooth decay. Here at Livonia Family Dental, we’re trained to detect the beginning stages of many different problems you might encounter.
Because diabetes is so prevalent in the United States, we always make sure to check for signs of this disease. Diabetes makes it much more difficult for your immune system to fight off infections, and that’s important because of the risk of gingivitis and gum disease in diabetics.
Additionally, we’ll also be able to spot signs of eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia. Bulimics will often show signs of enamel damage from frequent purging, and anorexics typically lack the nutrition needed for healthy teeth and gums.
Finally, oral cancers are now easier to detect and we take special care to look for any danger or warning signs. If you notice any lumps or irregular tissues in or around your mouth, be sure to let us know. With our focus on holistic dental care, we know that total body wellness is the optimal goal.