A dentist is a physician who is involved in the field of dentistry which involves the mouth, teeth, gums and related areas. Some studies have shown that diseases relating to the teeth and gums can be indicative or indicators of some health issues. The health of the mouth is essential to the general overall health of the body and dentists will encourage and assist their patients in maintaining a healthy mouth by regular cleaning and check-ups.

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