Advanced Dental Care of Longwood
505 Wekiva Springs Road, Suite 100, Longwood, FL 32779

The Double Danger of Diabetes and Periodontal Disease

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If you’re one of the nearly 30 million Americans who suffer from diabetes, it’s critical that you know about your risk of dental problems.

Get a Closer Look at the Link Between Diabetes and Periodontal Disease

According to recent research, people with diabetes have a much higher prevalence of all types of gum disease, from the mildest form called gingivitis to the most severe kind known as periodontal disease. While this study addressed the link between diabetes and periodontal disease, diabetics also tend to suffer from other dental problems like oral thrush infections, tooth decay, and dry mouth.

Why You May Face Double the Trouble

If these findings about diabetes and teeth weren’t frightening enough, other research suggests that the risk is reciprocal. In addition to diabetics being more than twice as likely to develop periodontal disease, advanced gum disease also worsens diabetes by making blood sugar levels much harder to control.
Healthy Tips to Protect Your Dental and Overall Health

Now that you understand that diabetes and oral health problems often go hand-in-hand, you must take precautions to protect yourself from problems with diabetes and teeth. Health experts recommend these five important steps:

  1. Keep your blood sugar level under control.
  2. Practice proper oral hygiene at home.
  3. Get professional checkups and cleanings every six months, or more often if you suffer from diabetes and oral health problems.
  4. If you have dentures, be sure to clean them daily.
  5. Don’t smoke.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Longwood, call Advanced Dental Care of Longwood today at (321) 594-2628 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Longwood. With 20 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Longwood, 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 Advanced Dental Care of Longwood.

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