At Russell Anderson Jr. Dentistry in Kennesaw, we are concerned not only with the condition of your mouth, but also with how it affects your complete physical health and general well-being.
This post looks at the connection between diabetes and oral health and may be of interest to anyone with diabetes as well those who are trying to reduce their risk factors.
Scientists have known for quite some time that people with diabetes have higher rates of gum disease. Maintaining proper blood glucose levels is the key to minimizing the risk of gum disease and related troubles for those affected.
Additional research is exploring the reverse relationship. In other words, whether poor oral health increases the risk of developing diabetes. Findings from a long-term study suggests that it does.
Additional trials are exploring how tooth and gum health impacts the ability of diabetics to manage the disease.
If you have diabetes, it is essential that you have regular checkups and are enthusiastic about daily oral hygiene, proper nutrition, and other critical practices. Your success in controlling your blood glucose levels will improve your oral health and vice-versa.
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