Diabetes and Dentistry

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Diabetes and Dentistry

Diabetes and Dentistry

How important is oral health for individuals with diabetes?

Diabetes and Dentistry – Patients with diabetes are more likely to experience oral health issues such as cavities, dry mouth, gum disease, and thrush. During COVID, many patients have put off their oral care and dentist appointments due to guidelines and fear of infection, but this is only increasing their issues caused by underlying diseases. While the condition of your mouth is vital for overall health for all persons, those with diabetes need to be hypervigilant when it comes to taking care of their mouths and keeping dentist appointments.

Thrush

People with diabetes are at an increased risk for developing thrush, which is a yeast infection in the mouth. Your dentist can provide anti-fungal medication to treat the infection, which can be very painful if not treated quickly.

Dry Mouth and Cavities

The medications that are taken to treat and manage diabetes can often lead to dry mouth, which then leads to painful chewing, trouble speaking, and trouble swallowing as well as other discomforts. If you wear dentures, having a dry mouth will cause them to fit poorly.

Patients with diabetes often develop new cavities under their current fillings. Getting regular cleanings done and using fluoride can help combat this increased risk of cavities for patients who have diabetes.

Gum Disease

While anyone can have gum disease, the worse your diabetes is, the higher your risk factor for developing gum disease. Furthermore, gum disease affects diabetes by making it harder for patients to control their blood glucose levels.

COVID-Related Oral Health Issues

The worst thing you can do for your oral health is to put routine appointments during COVID-19 off. Your dentist can help identify and treat issues before they become systemic infections that affect your entire body. When your mouth isn’t healthy, you are more susceptible to other diseases, and putting your overall health at risk. 

We at Deerfield Partners in dentistry have your health as their main priority and want to make sure we safely provide quality care, dentists are probably one of the most sterile environments you could step into today, so don’t neglect your oral health we really are taking your health and safety seriously, you can go to the dentist during this pandemic. Cleaning your teeth and using extra precautions in your oral hygiene has been shown to combat other types of coronavirus strains. Keep your mouth clean, and your body healthy.

Contact Deerfield Partners in Dentistry is you need to schedule an appointment and we will get you in as soon as we can.  We look forward to seeing your smiling face.

By | 2020-07-16T13:39:49+00:00 July 16th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

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Deerfield Beach Office

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