Did you know that your medical conditions can put you at increased risk for dental problems?
Check all that apply. You are at risk if…
You have not been to the dentist at least once a year.
You are a firefighter.
Your gums sometimes bleed during brushing or flossing.
Your gums ache or hurt from time to time.
You have frequent bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth.
You have swollen gums.
You have been told you may have gum disease.
You have a family history of gum disease.
You have sensitive teeth or receding gums.
You have loose or missing teeth.
You have broken teeth, crowns or fillings.
You get sores in your mouth frequently.
You have difficulty chewing.
You suffer from frequent headaches or neck aches.
You sense that a tooth or your bite has shifted.
You have pain in your jaw or have limited jaw movement.
Your jaw makes noises when chewing or opening/closing your mouth.
You clench or grind your teeth.
Your teeth look worn or smaller.
You have a family history of diabetes or pre-diabetes (insulin resistance).
You have a family history of high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
You have a family history of a vascular event (e.g., heart attack, stroke, TIA, stents, congestive heart failure, angina).
You have erectile dysfunction.
You have MVP or heart valve issues.
You have had an organ transplant.
You have had a joint replacement.
You have cancer or family history of cancer.
You have difficulty sleeping, tend to snore or have sleep apnea.
You have cystic fibrosis, arthritis, RA or autoimmune disease.
You use tobacco or smokeless tobacco products.
You or a family member has a history of hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.
You or a family member has a history of psoriasis.
You have been told you need pre-medication for dental treatment.
1 - 8 = low
9 - 16 = moderate
17 or more = high
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