Smile ExamA Smile Exam Is Good For More Than Just Teeth

We may uncover symptoms of other problems or illnesses.

When you visit Compassionate Dental Care for a routine smile exam, our team does a lot more than just probe for cavities. In addition to preventative care such as teeth cleanings and dental X-rays, we’re giving you the next best thing to a complete physical examination. If it’s been a while since you’ve seen your family physician, seeing a dentist could provide an early warning to other health conditions or illnesses.

How’s that possible? Your mouth is a unique meeting place of teeth, skin, muscle, fluids, and germs. A smile exam gives us the chance to look inside your body without using a knife. Over forty serious diseases, including bulimia, tumors, and AIDS, can be detected in the mouth. The texture, color, and condition of your tongue and gums can be evidence of high blood pressure or osteoporosis.

That’s why we encourage you to make at least two dental appointments every year, especially if you don’t get annual physical examinations. Call Compassionate Dental Care at (847) 854-7645.

We’re here to make sure your teeth stay in great shape. Along with the rest of your body!