Your oral health affects your overall health.
Visiting us regularly for exams not only helps to decrease your risk of cavities and gum disease, but may also help to diagnose other, sometimes life-threatening, medical conditions.
When we assess your oral health, we may recognize symptoms of other diseases, such as diabetes, cancer, and eating disorders, with signs that often show up inside your mouth.
If you are going through significant physical changes, such as pregnancy or cancer treatment, you need to pay special attention to your oral health. During pregnancy, the surge of hormones may affect the way your gum tissue reacts to plaque, causing red swollen gums and gingivitis. Many cancer patients experience complications from treatment that affect their mouths, from dry mouth to serious infections, so if you are undergoing radiation or chemotherapy, consult with your dentist here at Tidewater.We look forward to giving you the best dental experience you’ve ever had. Call Tidewater Dental Group today at 757-424-1976.