90% of All Systemic Diseases Show up in the Mouth

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According to the Academy of General Dentistry, research shows that more than 90 percent of all systemic diseases (diseases involving many organs or the whole body) have oral manifestations, including swollen gums, mouth ulcers, dry mouth and excessive gum problems. Such diseases include:

If people have regular oral examinations, their dentist may be the first health care provider to diagnose a health problem in its early stages.

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