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What should I tell my dentist regarding my general health?

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Talk with your dentist or hygienist about any special conditions in your mouth and any ways in which your medical conditions affect your teeth or oral health. For example, cancer treatments, pregnancy, heart diseases, diabetes, dental appliances (dentures, braces) can all impact your oral health and may necessitate a change in the care of your mouth. Be sure to tell your dentist if you have experienced a change in your general health or in any medications you are taking since your last dental visit.

From: Your Oral Health Care Plan WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on June 01, 2018

SOURCE: American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on June 01, 2018

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