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5 Facts to Face about Diabetes and Periodontal Disease

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Diabetes and teeth can have a difficult relationship. If you’re diabetic, you must be aware of five important facts to protect both your oral and overall health.

1. Diabetics Have a Higher Risk of Gum Disease

According to research, diabetics have a much higher chance of having problems with diabetes and periodontal disease. That’s because diabetes can diminish your body’s ability to fight the germs that cause dental decay and damage. See, when your blood sugar level is not uncontrolled, you’re more likely to experience complications with diabetes and teeth. In addition, having gum disease can make your blood sugar level harder to control, which leads to an endless cycle of problems with diabetes and oral health.

2. Gum Disease Comes in Stages

The mildest stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. If not treated promptly and properly, it will advance into the more serious stage known as periodontal disease.

3. Sure Signs of Gum Disease

When it comes to diabetes and oral health, early detection is your best protection. Some people have no signs of a problem, while others experience many. If you notice any of these symptoms, go to your dentist immediately:

  • Swollen, tender gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Receding gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Loose or shifting teeth
  • Changes in your bite
  • Sudden poor fit of dentures or bridges

4. Your Dentist Needs to Know if You Have Diabetes

It’s vital for your dentist to know if you’re diabetic because diabetes and periodontal disease often go hand-in-hand. You must also keep your dentist aware of the status of your condition and your current medications because these factors can increase the risk of problems with diabetes and teeth.

5. You Must Be Proactive to Prevent Problems with Diabetes and Teeth

If you are a diabetic, you need to take control of your diabetes and oral health. Follow these expert tips:

  • Control your blood sugar level.
  • Practice proper oral hygiene at home, including brushing at least twice a day and daily flossing.
  • See your dentist for checkups and cleanings every six months or more.
  • If you notice any dental problems, visit your dentist for immediate treatment.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Ocala, call Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road today at (352) 433-4934 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 Shady Road, 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 Shady Road.

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