Oral health: Warning signs you should not ignore as they could save your life

Oral health: Warning signs you should not ignore as they could save your life

Not many people look forward to a trip to their dentist – but as well as spotting tooth decay and gum disease, it could actually save your life. “What most people don’t know is your dentist can be your first line of defence in spotting symptoms of wider health problems in the rest of the body,” says Neil Sikka, chief dental officer at Bupa Dental Care. So what are the red flags you should always be on the lookout for? Blueish lips could signal POOR CIRCULATION Lips with a blueish tinge to them can signify more than just that you are feeling cold. “Any unusual appearance of blueish lips could indicate many things, for example, poor circulation or anaemia,” says Neil. “I would always encourage a patient with very pale …
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