Diabetes Dental Problems
Brushing Up on Oral Care in Patients with Diabetes
Brushing Up on Oral Care in Patients with Diabetes Most patients who have diabetes may be aware that they are at an increased risk for developing complications with diabetes, including problems with their kidneys, heart and eyes. However, many are not aware that uncontrolled diabetes can also lead to problems within their mouth. As a matter of fact, approximately95 percent of Americans who have diabetes also have some form of periodontal disease.  Periodontal disease can...
Learning About Periodontal Health and Diabetes.
Periodontal Health and Diabetes Periodontal disease is a severe form of gum disease. When gum disease (unusual redness of the gum) which is caused by colonized bacteria in the mouth not addressed by brushing and flossing will lead to gingivitis (hardened tartar caused inflammation in the gum). If not treated in time, it develops to periodontal disease (inflammation around the tooth and start to separate ). What is taking place in our body when in...
Preventive Dental Care and Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes and Preventive Dental Care The American Diabetes Association states that having Type 2 Diabetes makes it more likely that you will have dental problems because you are at a higher risk of gum infection. It’s your high blood sugar that takes its toll on your entire body. The fact is the higher your blood sugar level is the higher your risk of: Tooth decay and cavities. There are many types of bacteria in your...
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