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Diabetes and Oral Health – A Difficult Relationship

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If you have diabetes, you’re not alone because almost 30 million Americans suffer from the condition. Now, you may also have a much higher risk of developing serious gum disease. Discover how you can protect your health.

Diabetes and Periodontal Disease – What You Need to Know Now

If you suffer from diabetes, new research shows you also have a much higher chance of developing all types of gum disease, from the mildest form, known as gingivitis, to the much more serious stage, periodontal disease. While recent research has focused on the connection between diabetes and periodontal disease, it has also been found that diabetics tend to suffer from additional dental problems like tooth decay, dry mouth, and various oral infections.

Why You May Face Double the Trouble

In addition to this upsetting research on diabetes and teeth, other researchers have found that the risk of problems goes both ways. Just as diabetics are more than twice as likely to develop periodontal disease, having this serious gum disease worsens diabetes by making blood sugar more difficult to control.
Healthy Do’s for Dental and Overall Health

Now that you see that diabetes and oral health problems often go hand-in-hand, you must take precautions to protect yourself from problems with diabetes and teeth. Health experts recommend these five important steps:

  1. Keep your blood sugar level under control.
  2. Practice proper oral hygiene at home.
  3. If you have dentures, be sure to clean them daily.
  4. Avoid or stop smoking.
  5. See your dentist for professional checkups and cleanings every six months. You may need to go more often if you already have both diabetes and oral health problems.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Ocala, call Advanced Dental Care of Ocala today at (352) 502-4381 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Ocala. With 20 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Ocala, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Ocala.

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