Dental Med’s Suparna Mahalaha notes that dentists are trained to identify health conditions

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United HealthcareSuparna Mahalaha, assistant professor at the School of Dental Medicine, noted that dentists are trained to spot signs of health conditions affecting more than just teeth. For example, more than 100 diseases can show symptoms in the mouth. “A dentist’s training enables them to detect any warning signs or symptoms in the mouth that may show a health condition elsewhere in the body,” she said.