Your dentist can diagnose and treat dental health problems before they become larger more serious dental issues. However they can only do that when you are making and keeping your regular dental appointments. New research suggests that the health of your mouth mirrors the condition of your body as a whole. Such as, when your mouth is healthy, chances are your overall health is good. On the other hand, if you have poor oral health, you may have other health problems. So, seeing a dentist regularly not only helps to keep your mouth in top shape, but also allows your dentist to watch for developments that may point to other health issues.