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Better Diabetes Control with Improved Oral Health

Better Diabetes Control with Improved Oral Health

Life with diabetes is hard enough – another health issue in the mix is not only another problem to handle, but can actually make your diabetes even worse. One area diabetes patients should especially keep an eye on is the mouth. Problems with your oral health can worsen the effects of diabetes. The good news is that, conversely, improving your oral health can help you better control your diabetes.

One common problem with diabetes patients is gum disease. Advanced gum disease, or periodontitis, can lead to bleeding gum tissue, periodontal pockets, diminishing jaw bone, and loose teeth, as well as other issues throughout the body. Developing this disease is dangerous, as it can inhibit the body from processing and utilizing insulin.

This can be seen as a sort of catch-22 situation – diabetes causes gum disease, and is in turn worsened by it. The good news is that gum disease can be caught at an early stage, when it is still very treatable. It is important for patients to maintain a diligent dental hygiene routine. This includes brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and using a mouth wash recommended specifically for you. Dental cleanings are of the utmost importance, as a dentist uses special tools during the process to remove substances stuck to the teeth that cannot be removed otherwise. As always, your condition in regards to diabetes should be monitored carefully, to maintain both oral and overall health.

If you have any questions regarding how diabetes and oral health interact with one another, call our offices to speak to an expert today.

 

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