At Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette CO we are concerned not only with the your dental health, but also with how it influences your overall physical health and well-being.
In this post we look at the connection between diabetes and dental health. Scientists have known for quite some time that people with diabetes have higher rates of gum disease. Maintaining proper blood glucose levels is the key to minimizing the risk of gum disease and related dilemmas for those affected.
Additional research is exploring the reverse relationship: that is, whether poor oral health increases the risk of developing diabetes. Findings from a long-term study suggests that it does.
Additional trials are exploring how tooth and gum health jolts the ability of diabetics to manage the disease.
If you have diabetes, it is important that you have regular dental checkups and are dedicated to daily oral hygiene, proper nutrition, and other important practices. Your success in controlling your blood glucose levels will improve your oral health and vice-versa.
At Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette CO the well-being of all our patients is important to us. We treat gum disease, and people from Boulder, Louisville, and Broomfield also come to us for general and family dentistry. Call us to schedule your next checkup today!
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