The Medical-Dental Connection
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Generally one hears about the mind-body connection, but is there a mouth-body connection as well? Studies have proven that the mouth shows the definitive symptoms of a disease affecting any other part of body. While examining the mouth, a dentist may see the signs and symptoms and detect the disease before one even knows that he/she has that disease. In that case, the mouth may be instrumental in diagnosing a disease much before its manifestations elsewhere in the body. Also, one can notice how a doctor always first checks the condition of mouth and asks to pull out one’s tongue for the physical examination.