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The Risky Relationship Between Diabetes and Periodontal Disease

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Do you have diabetes? Then your risk of developing gum disease is significantly increased.

The Unhealthy Connection Between Diabetes and Periodontal Disease

Dentists are very alarmed about new research that shows how diabetics are much more inclined to get gum disease. While the mildest type of gum disease is called gingivitis, diabetics have a higher risk of the most severe kind called periodontal disease. Recent studies have focused on the link between diabetes and periodontal disease, but it’s also important to know that diabetics tend to have other dental problems like thrush, tooth decay, and dry mouth.

Double the Danger for Your Diabetes and Teeth

In addition to these solemn findings on diabetes and teeth, other studies found that the health risks go both ways. Along with diabetics having more than double the risk of developing periodontal disease, this severe type of gum disease also worsens diabetes by making blood sugar levels much harder to control.
How to Stay Healthy

If you have diabetes, you can’t afford to ignore this news about diabetes and oral health. That’s why you must be proactive to prevent future problems with diabetes and teeth. Health experts recommend these five important steps:

  1. Take care of your teeth and gums at home.
  2. Get professional checkups and cleanings every six months, or more often if you suffer from diabetes and oral health problems.
  3. If you have dentures, be sure to clean them daily.
  4. Maintain control of your blood sugar level.
  5. Avoid smoking.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Reading, call Gentle Dental of Reading today at (484) 334-2592 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Reading. With 11 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Reading, 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 Gentle Dental of Reading.

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