Diabetes and Dental Care
Diabetes affects an estimated 23.6 million people in the US (90 percent to 95 percent have type 2 diabetes) - 17.9 million have been diagnosed, but 5.7 million are unaware they have the disease. This is according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the American Diabetes Association.
Diabetes is a disease that can affect the whole body, including your mouth. Dental care is particularly important for people with diabetes because they face a higher than normal risk of oral health problems due to poorly controlled blood sugars. People with diabetes face a higher risk of: dry mouth, gum Disease, poor healing of tissues in the mouth, as well as other issues. Like some other systemic diseases, diabetes many times will have its first appearance symptomatically in the mouth. This is another reason why regular dental checkups are so important.
If you or someone you know have diabetes, and you have not had a dental checkup recently, contact us today for your appointment. Early diagnosis and treatment are the keys to simple solutions.
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