Research today suggests a link between gum disease and diabetes. Research has established that people with diabetes are more prone to gum disease. If blood glucose levels are poorly controlled you may be more likely to develop gum disease and could potentially lose teeth. Like all infections, gum disease can be a factor in causing blood sugar levels to rise and make diabetes harder to control. Be sure to see your dentist regularly for check-ups and follow home care recommendations. If you notice other conditions such as dry mouth or bleeding gums, be sure to talk with your dentist. And don’t forget to mention any changes in medications.
- I have dentures. Is it necessary for me to still see my dentist?
- I am undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation for cancer treatment, how can this affect my mouth?
- Why do I have to take antibiotics before my dental appointment?
- I just found out I am pregnant. How can this affect my mouth?
- I have diabetes. Why is my dentist concerned?