Milwaukee area dentist Dr. Tony discusses clues to health that can be seen in the mouth.
Greenfield, WI — May 22, 2018 — Wisconsin Dentist Tony Cigno recently published an article titled, “Dental Health Shares Clues Beyond More Than the State of Your Oral Hygiene.”
Aside from making sure your teeth are as white as possible and your breath is fresh, you might not put a whole lot of thought into your dental health - your oral hygiene - and how it gives clues to your health. However, even if both of those things are squared away, and you consistently practice proper oral hygiene, there still may be problems lurking below the surface.
In fact, as Dr. Cigno shares, “Research has shown that there is a correlation between oral problems and serious health conditions in the rest of your body.”
Through the rest of the article, Dr. Cigno shares some of the warning signs in mouth - in oral hygiene - that shouldn’t be ignored.
One of these that he discusses is sharp tooth pain. He explains, “If you have sharp pain in your teeth when you bite down or chew, you should see your dentist immediately. This pain could mean there is tooth decay or a cavity.” Additionally, he adds, “An ache in your top teeth may be an indicator of a sinus infection.”
Other warning signs he discusses that can be seen in your dental health are bleeding gums, often a sign of gum disease. Additionally, you should watch for white bumps on the tongue, sometimes indicating an overgrowth of bacteria or yeast. Dr. Cigno also tells us that dry mouth can even be a sign of more serious problems. And the same with bad breath. Sometimes bad breath isn’t just a nuisance or a sign of poor oral hygiene. It can also be an indicator of respiratory disease, post-nasal drip, uncontrolled diabetes and even kidney failure.
The entire article can be found here: http://www.cignodental.com/dental-health-shares-clues-beyond-more-than-the-state-of-your-oral-hygiene/
About Dr. Tony Cigno
Milwaukee Dentist Dr. Antonio (Tony) Cigno has been practicing dentistry for 25 years. He received a DMD from the Washington University School of Dental Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Cigno is also finishing a Fellowship and Mastership at the Academy of General Dentistry.
Additionally, he has written and published several articles and is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Association of Functional Orthodontics, and the International Association of Orthodontics. Dr. Cigno was Wisconsin’s very 1st and Premiere Provider of Fastbraces and one of 10 senior master affiliates in the world.
Committed to continuing education, Dr. Cigno has completed over 600 hours of additional courses in implant dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, fixed prosthodontics, myofascial pain/occlusion and operative dentistry. He also has another 400 hours in interpersonal communication training.