Treating Gum Disease Can Help Keep Your Diabetes in Check
Posted on 10/19/2020 by Arletta, Office Manager
Diabetes can have an adverse effect on the mouth, impacting the teeth, gums and tongue. It is in a patient's best interest, for the rest of their body and their oral cavity, to keep their diabetes in check, in order to live a happier and healthier life. Gum disease can affect diabetes and vice versa, so treating your gum disease can help improve your diabetes. This is due to the changes you will make to your diet, your increased awareness of oral hygiene, and the improvement made to your dental health.
Diet and Gum Disease
As part of your gum disease treatment, you will need to make changes to your diet in order to limit the damage done to your teeth. This can be to stop drinking as many sugary or acidic drinks, such as sodas or fruit juices. This prevents the amount of damage your diet can do to your teeth, as sugar is known to build up into plaque, and acid can erode your enamel. This will, in turn, have an effect on your diabetes as well because you will be more effectively regulating the sugary foods you eat.
Dental Visits and Gum Disease
Visiting our office regularly will help treat your gum disease and keep your diabetes in check. We offer cleanings, which reduces the amount of plaque and bacteria in the oral cavity. This will help reduce the possibility of developing gum disease, which can impact your diabetes. We can regulate the impact of gum disease through gum disease treatment. It is important for an individual with diabetes to try and keep it in check or risk worsening their health condition. This, in turn, can lead to increased glucose in the saliva and damage to the teeth. To find out more about how diabetes can impact your oral health, contact our office now.