The Dentist, The Reader’s Digest and Colgate

The current issue of Reader’s Digest in India has a impressive looking (and if I may also add forbidding) dentist on its cover and a lead story about how a trip to a dentist can help predict all manner of disease. It is as if the dentist holds the key to deciphering all the medical problems that I may encounter in my life hereafter.

The story makes for strange reading.

Is this a surprise that a regular visit to a dentist may help detect oral cancers. I would be surprised if my dentist in today’s day and age ignored suspect looking patches in my mouth, which may later turnout to be cancerous.    Continue reading