Are you aware of the of the connection between diabetes and your smile? Diabetes is a known risk factor for oral health failure because of the fact that it affects your body in many ways, including the body’s ability to process sugar.
Due to the risk that diabetes can have on your smile, it is essential to activate risk prevention plans if you are suffering from diabetes. Nearly 10% of the population has diabetes, so our dentist will have effective treatments in place to assure you can help keep your smile safe in the presence of the disease. Be aware that diabetes will lower the amount of saliva in your mouth which can have a severe impact on your oral health and increase your risk for tooth decay and gum disease. Saliva-producing methods may be needed to help lower your risk for poor oral hygiene. Furthermore, diabetes can also delay your recovery and can increase complications that can arise due to changes in your blood sugar.
Be sure to let your dentist know if you are suffering from diabetes. To schedule a comprehensive oral examination with Dr. Craig Chlebicki or Dr. Christopher Charles and our team at Brentcourt Dental Group, please give us a call at 925-634-3503. Our dentist office is located in Brentwood, California.