We’ve all heard it before, “You’re not a doctor, you’re just a dentist.” But contrary to what Hollywood says, your dentist could be your best bet for overall health.
For starters, your mouth tells a lot about your body. Dentists can see issues and potential problems before they are present for a physician to spot.
Secondly, you visit your dentist more than your regular physician. The average patient visits the dentist at least twice a year. Your dentist is going to catch those problems before they occur.
Finally, your dentist is in charge of one of the most important parts of your body. The ability to eat well, chew well, and even smile well has a huge factor on you staying healthy.
So, before you write off dentists, try to get these things from your physician and let Dr. Fiorillo know how it goes. The key to overall wellness starts with a healthy mouth.