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Your teeth are your mirror/Your teeth are a reflection of your health

These are uncertain times, but did you know that your dental health provides a valuable clue about your overall health? It is even said that the mouth is the mirror of our health. A dentist’s gum exam—like an eye exam at the optometrist—can sometimes detect the warning signs of certain disorders and help prevent them.

1Statistics Canada. Table 102-0561 – Leading causes of death, total population, by age group and sex, Canada. CANSIM. [Online]

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2 Science Advances, January 23, 2019, Vol. 5, no. 1Porphyromonas gingivalis in Alzheimer’s disease brains: Evidence for disease causation and treatment with small-molecule inhibitors. [Online] (page viewed on September 1, 2020). 


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