Sometimes, diabetes causes health problems that you may not expect. Some individuals with diabetes may experience oral health complications, and about 1 in 5 instances of total tooth loss is associated with the disease. Dr. Bologna has even seen in mouth problems that lead to the patient being referred to their physician and the patient was diagnosed with diabetes when they did not even know they had diabetes only from the in mouth signs and problems. Regular dental cleanings, paired with intensive care, promotes better oral health even when your risk for certain complications is increased. Distinctive Dental Solutions helps patients with diabetes learn to keep their mouth healthy. Learn why it’s important for individuals with diabetes to receive regular dental care at an appointment.
Everyone has bacteria living in their mouth. Most types of bacteria that naturally occur in the mouth are good for you, some produce plaque and bad breath. There are times when bacteria can infect your gums or teeth, leading to pain, swelling and inflammation. Known as periodontal disease, this condition eventually damages the teeth’s bony structure leading to loose teeth and eventually tooth loss if left untreated. Diabetic individuals are more susceptible to such infection, and as a result, may require additional dental checkups alongside more intensive care.
Controlling your blood sugar levels can help you keep your teeth healthy, as sugary foods are associated with unstable levels and increased tooth decay. Untreated diabetes impacts your oral health in many ways. The American Dental Association specifies potential risks tied to diabetes:
Maintaining a healthy smile is possible, even if your risk for complications is elevated. There are steps you can take to maintain your best dental health. According to research, regular dental visits can help patients control blood sugar levels, as well as slow the progression of diabetes. There are a few habits to integrate into your dental plan:
With some planning and professional guidance, diabetic individuals can keep their teeth healthy.
Distinctive Dental Solutions is here to help diabetic individuals maintain a healthy smile. Discover how we can build an individualized care plan that prevents cavities, gingivitis, periodontal disease and other issues by calling our office and scheduling an appointment.
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