College Park Dental
7305 Baltimore Ave, Suite 204, College Park, MD 20740

Your Mouth Holds Clues to Your Overall Health

You may not have thought of it but dentists are disease-detectives, too! Here at our College Park dental practice, we do more than just root canals, place dental implants, and help you whiten your teeth. You may not know it but we also look for clues that could tell us about your overall health. After all, it has been estimated that signs and symptoms of 120 non-dental diseases  can actually be detected through a routine dental exam. (Little, James W., Falace, Donald A., Miller, Craig S., & Rhodus, Nelson L. (2008). Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient (7th ed.).  St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier.)

Below is a just a quick look on the link between your oral health and overall health:

  • If your enamel (the outermost covering of your teeth) is worn down, it could mean that your teeth is regularly bathe in acid. If you’re not consuming drinks that are relatively high in acid, stomach acid may be the culprit. Perhaps, you have acid reflux or currently suffering from bulimia.

  • For individuals with extremely worn-down teeth, they may not be aware of their tooth grinding while snoozing their way to dreamland! Chronic teeth grinding may be a symptom of TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder.

  • Highly sensitive and swollen gums could mean a lot of things. It could be an early sign of leukemia, diabetes, an underlying cardiovascular problem, or perhaps Vitamin C-deficiency.

  • Sores in the mouth, tongue or cheek that stay there for a long time may be a sign of oral cancer.

The aforementioned mouth-body connection are just a tip of the iceberg. Furthermore, such facts support the idea that regular dental visits can help you figure out the current state of your overall health. In addition, by taking care of your mouth through regular brushing, flossing, and eating right, you are actually taking measures in taking care of your body, too.

Let us help you improve your oral health! Here at our Maryland dental practice, we make it a point to go at great lengths to match our services to your expectations. Call us now for an initial consultation! Call (301) 238-7083 or fill out this contact form. We look forward to your visit!

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I love love love College Park Dental. My Dentist is Dr. Miriam Bemani and she is excellent. She is so kind, caring and understanding. Within a matter on months she got my teeth in top shape. With […]
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I have been going to College Park Dental since the 90s and Dr. Brager has been my dentist. Dr. Brager, Bernard, and Teresa have always, each time I have gone, been outstanding. They are very […]
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The best experience ever with a dental procedure. My tooth broke off due to very poor dental care and I used their website to request an appointment. They got me in the same day and didn’t extract […]
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Always great service from Dr. Brager.
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The staff is polite and courteous. The Dentist’s are thorough and attentive to my needs. Highly recommended if you are trying to find a great dentist office in a convenient location in Maryland.
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College park dental has served my dental needs for over 30 years. I trust Dr. Braeger without question. He is extremely skilled and has a wealth of integrity. His team is professional, competent, and […]
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Not only am I happy with the dentistry, but it’s the only medical office where I never have to wait. I show up at my appointment time, and five minutes later, I’m sitting in the chair. The office […]
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I didn’t have any insurance but Jackie came up with a affordable payment plan and got me approved for their in house insurance. Left really relieved
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My husband and I have been going to College Park Dental since 1990. Later in life I wanted someone to take a look at my children’s teeth and Dr. Majid Haghighiyan agreed to see them. Since 2003 the […]
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I have been coming here for over 18 years and have had nothing but positive experiences. Dr. Hoang is very friendly and professional and always takes her time during my appointments.
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I think I have been going to Dr. Brager for 42 years – since 1975, before College Park Dental. Between the work he and his team have done and his referrals, I have a good working set of teeth and […]
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