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Brush Up on the Link Between Diabetes and Oral Health

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If you have diabetes, you may also have some type of dental disease. Discover how to protect your smile and prevent future problems.

The Difficult Relationship Between Diabetes and Teeth

Did you know that having diabetes puts you at a higher risk of suffering from gum disease? The mildest form of gum disease is called gingivitis, while the most serious is known as periodontal disease. Many studies have found that diabetes and periodontal disease often occur simultaneously.

The Bittersweet Reason Why Diabetes is Bad for Your Dental Health

The connection between diabetes and oral health is due to the sugar in your blood called glucose, which is also in your saliva. With diabetes, it can be hard to control the amount of glucose in your blood, but when it gets very high, it can cause pain and infection, and creates the perfect environment for bacteria to grow in your mouth. Then these bacteria get together with food to form plaque, which causes decay and gum disease.

See the Signs of Dental Damage

Dentists find that many of their patients experience issues with diabetes and periodontal disease. That’s why if you have diabetes, you need to monitor your mouth for signs of dental problems. The most noticeable signs of an issue with diabetes and oral health are red, swollen, tender, or bleeding gums. If you have any cause for concern about your diabetes and teeth, go to your dentist immediately to determine whether you need professional treatment.

Prevent Future Problems with Diabetes and Teeth

Along with checking your mouth for trouble at home, you must visit your dentist twice a year for regular check-ups and cleanings. For further dental defense, try to keep your glucose level under control by eating a healthy diet, getting plenty of exercise, and taking your medication.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Abingdon, call Dental One Associates of Bel Air today at (410) 698-1674 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Abingdon. With 12 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Bel Air, 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 Dental One Associates of Bel Air.

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