Have you ever wondered if diabetes can affect your oral health? According to numerous studies, diabetes does indeed affect the health and effectiveness of your entire oral health, including your gums and tooth enamel. For more information about diabetes and its effect on your oral hygiene consider the following:
– Roughly 10% of the US population has diabetes, as it is much more common than you think, and thus dentists are skilled in helping assist those with diabetes properly with their oral health care.
– A tandem of regular dental visits and a great oral hygiene routine will enhance the quality of your oral health care if you are suffering from diabetes.
– Infections like gum disease can raise your blood sugar, which in turn makes diabetes more difficult to handle.
– Diabetes can contribute to a delayed recovery time with any oral ailments you may suffer from.
– Diabetes can result in less saliva and lead to dry mouth symptoms, which can increase your likelihood of developing tooth decay and gum disease.
For additional help with diabetes and your oral health, Dr. Evan Wheeler and our team at Evan L. Wheeler, DDS, PC are here to give you the smile you desire. If you would like to schedule an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Fairbanks, Alaska, please contact us at 907-479-8123 to speak with a member of our team. A better smile is your first step to a brighter, healthier lifestyle that can improve your life for many years to come.