Diabetes Is Linked To Periodontal Disease

Bald man looking depressed. Caption: Keeping your gums healthy could help you control diabetes

NEARLY 30 MILLION AMERICANS suffer from diabetes. Diabetes is a disease that brings many complications, including nerve pain, glaucoma, and kidney disease. Those with diabetes are also more likely to develop periodontal disease (gum disease).

You Can Prevent Periodontal Disease

Whether or not you have diabetes, gum disease can be prevented. Inform us if you have diabetes. We’ll be able to give you the special care necessary to manage or prevent gum disease.

Regular professional cleanings are essential to keep gum disease under control. If you have diabetes, you can’t afford to skip your regular appointments. Give us a call if you’re overdue!

Maintaining excellent dental hygiene habits will also go a long way. Brushing and flossing each day will help keep your mouth clean and minimize the bacteria that can cause gum disease.

Controlling Gum Disease Can Also Help You Control Blood Sugar

Recent research has shown that not only does diabetes contribute to gum disease, but periodontal disease may also make it harder to control diabetes. Keep your whole body healthy by keeping your teeth and gums clean. Contact us so we can help.

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