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The Dangerous Connection Between Diabetes and Oral Health

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If you have diabetes, you must know about these research findings on the direct relationship between diabetes and periodontal disease.

The Facts Behind the Findings

Diabetics must be aware that studies show a higher incidence of serious gum disease in people with diabetes. This link between diabetes and oral health suggests that diabetics have a greater risk for gum disease, both the early stage called gingivitis and the more serious stage of periodontal disease.

A Duo of Dental Dangers

Further research into diabetes and teeth revealed a reciprocal relationship between diabetes and periodontal disease. In addition to people with diabetes being more susceptible to gum disease, having serious gum disease can complicate diabetes by making blood sugar harder to control.

Take Care of Your Teeth and Your Health

While these risks are very real, your health is in your hands. To protect yourself from complications with diabetes and teeth, dental experts advise the following health precautions:

  • Practice proper dental hygiene at home, such as brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once a day.
  • Go to your dentist for checkups and cleanings twice a year. You may need to go more frequently if your have a history of diabetes and oral health problems.
  • If you have any dental concerns, see your dentist immediately.
  • Keep your blood glucose level under control.
  • Avoid smoking.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Baltimore, call Dental One Associates of Cross Keys today at (443) 863-6394 or make an appointment.

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

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