7 things your teeth say about your health

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MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI)- Can you tell the state of someone's health just by looking at their smile, teeth and gums? Dr. Jeff Dalin can. Dr. Dalin is from Dalin Dental and he joined us with seven things your teeth say about your health.

7 things your teeth say about your health

Dental warning #1: Flat, worn teeth plus headache
Sign of: Big-time stress

Dental warning #2: Cracking, crumbling teeth
Sign of: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Dental warning #3: Sores that won't go away
Sign of: Oral cancer

Dental warning #4: Gums growing over teeth
Sign of: Medication problems

Dental warning #5: Dry mouth
Sign of: Sjogren's syndrome, diabetes

Dental warning #6: White webbing inside cheeks
Sign of: Lichen planus

Dental warning #7: Crusting dentures
Sign of: Potential aspiration pneumonia

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