Posted by EL CAMINO DENTAL ARTS on Apr 15 2023, 09:06 AM
People with diabetes are more likely to have oral health complications. This is because people with diabetes are more likely to have problems with blood sugar control, which can affect the flow of saliva and bacteria in the mouth.
In a healthy body, the body breaks down sugar with insulin and uses it for energy or stores it as fat. Patients with diabetes either aren’t producing enough insulin, are resistant to insulin, or both. When an individual has diabetes, the body is unable to process sugar properly, causing it to build up in the bloodstream as excess glucose (glycemia). This increases a patient’s risk for several serious health problems, including heart disease and stroke. The complications of diabetes can include weight loss, skin ulcers, fatigue, high blood pressure, and more.
High levels of blood glucose can also affect your oral health by damaging the blood vessels that supply your teeth and gums. This can lead to gum inflammation and infection. Left untreated, gum disease can cause your teeth to fall out. It can also increase your body’s risk of infection, cardiovascular disease, and even Alzheimer’s disease. For these reasons, it’s important for patients with diabetes to keep both their blood sugar and oral health under control.
People with diabetes are more likely to have gum disease, cavities, dry mouth, thrush, or burning mouth syndrome. However, there are several ways to manage your oral health when you have diabetes.
Please schedule an appointment online or call us at (760) 433-9255 to have a consultation with us, and we will be happy to assist you further.
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