10 Things Your Dentist Can See
10 Health Concerns Your Dentist Can Spot
By Charles W. Martin, DDS
There are many diseases that your dentist may spot the early symptoms of while you're in the chair - long before you notice any other symptoms. Here is a list of 10 diseases that may be spotted during a routine dental exam. The original list was compiled by the American Dental Association and Dr. Joseph Kravitz of the Center for Dental Health in Washington, D.C.
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