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Diabetes And Your Dental Health

DentalIf you suffer from diabetes, you need to pay closer attention to your dental health than someone without the disease.  Diabetics are twice as susceptible to gum disease such as gingivitis. Gum disease may also have the potential to affect blood glucose control and contribute to the progression of diabetes.

Good dental hygiene is critical for diabetics.  So is getting regular checkups from your dentist.  Your dentist and your doctor are important allies in your fight against diabetes, so make sure that you communicate with them and let them know how to communicate with each other.

Your regular dental checkups are important because your dentist may spot changes in your mouth that signal issues your doctor should consider.  When both your medical professionals are working together, you have a much stronger defense against disease progression.

And simple things—like regular flossing and using toothpaste that is formulated for gum health—also and make a big difference.  In fact, it’s the small steps that you take every day that can make a big difference in how well you can manage your diabetes and enhance your quality of life.

Would You Like to Know More?  Use the “Ask the Expert” feature of our website, give us a call at 704.376.6470 or feel free to ask as many questions as you like during your next checkup. Preparing a list of questions before your dental and doctor visits is a good plan.


 

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