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When you come in for your six-month cleanings, your hygienist is cleaning your teeth but also paying attention for some important warning signs. These warning signs can be about potential problems with your oral health or your overall health. If you have any of these warning signs, be sure to call your dentist soon for an appointment!

Warning SignMay Indicate. . .

Bleeding Gums
Gum Disease
Vitamin C Deficiency
Leukemia

Inflamed Gums
Vitamin D Deficiency
Cancer
Higher Risk of Premature Birth
Cardiovascular Disease

Bad Taste/White Patches
Oral Fungal Infections
Side Effects of Antibiotics
Diabetes
Weakened Immune System

Sores/White, Red Patches
Oral Cancer
Side Effects of Medications
Autoimmune Disease

Loose Teeth (for adults)
Gum Disease
Cancer
Vitamin C Deficiency
Smoking or Chewing Tobacco
Diabetes

Dry Mouth
Side Effects of Medications
Hypothyroidism
Autoimmune Disease
Diabetes


Bad Breath
Gum Disease
Improper Oral Hygiene
Respiratory Track Infections
Sinus Infections
Chronic Acid Reflux
Diabetes
Liver or Kidney Porblems
Warning SignMay Indicate. . .

A dental checkup can reveal early warning signs or serious illness in your body, so don’t skip that hygiene appointment. Learn more about the importance of a “dental home” here.