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Diabetes and Dental Health

Jan 16th, 2017

Are you at risk? There’s a surprising link between diabetes and oral health.

Diabetes is a disease that can have a big impact on your oral health. If you or someone you know is at risk for diabetes, be aware of the potential problems you could face in addition to your blood sugar.

If white blood cells are down for the count, the body will also have a weakened defense system in the mouth. A natural build-up of plaque would normally be counteracted by a healthy immune system, but less bacteria-fighting cells puts you at increased risk for an infection. If this infection starts in the mouth, the gums can easily become inflamed and lead to gingivitis.

Disease of the gums isn’t the only problem you could face. Diabetes causes decreased saliva flow, which means you could experience the ever-uncomfortable dry mouth. Dry mouth can lead to its own set of problems – tooth decay, soreness, and ulcers to name a few. Decreased blood flow to the mouth also slows the healing process after surgery or other dental procedures.

It is estimated that one-third of diabetes cases remain undiagnosed, so take extra care of your mouth if you feel you may be at risk. A healthy mouth and a healthy body are intimately connected. Consider your holistic health as you continue to foster good habits in your everyday life.

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Here at Paul Mathew, D.D.S. we work diligently to protect our patients' privacy. Requesting an appointment via our Internet portal is considered part of what the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has identified as electronically protected healthcare information or ePHI. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, there are people or entities that may attempt to intercept the data you transmit to us. By checking the "I agree" box, and electronically making an appointment request, you acknowledge that you are making an appointment over the internet and that Paul Mathew, D.D.S. will keep this information confidential but cannot guarantee that others, outside of our practice, may illegally intercept this communication. By accepting these terms and conditions and sending this request via our Internet portal, you accept the inherent risk(s) associated with making this request for an appointment. If you do not accept the terms and conditions, you are always welcome to contact our office via telephone to schedule your appointment.