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Diabetes and Your Oral Health

Diabetes And Your Oral Health

Diabetes is an extremely common health problem in today’s world. If you’re one of the millions affected by this metabolic disease, you may have so many other health concerns that your oral health falls by the wayside. However, among many other things, diabetes and your oral health can have a harsh impact on your overall health.

If you have diabetes, especially if not well-controlled, watch out for the following:

  • Xerostomia (Dry Mouth)
  • Burning Sensations of the Mouth
  • Impaired Wound Healing
  • Increased Frequency and Severity of Infections
  • Fungal Infections
  • Enlarged Salivary Glands
  • Gingivitis
  • Periodontitis

The best way to prevent these types of issues is to pay close attention to your glucose levels and keep control over your condition. When your body is experiencing imbalances internally, it manifests in various ways, all of the above being some of them.

Remember that every part of your health is connected, and to have a healthy mouth, you have to have a healthy body! If you are experiencing any of these issues, make an appointment with one of our dentists today. Even if your diabetes is well-controlled, see your dentist regularly to help with preventative care.

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