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Wichita Dentist explains the correlation between Diabetes and Oral Health Care

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Approximately 26 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes and are interested in learning the correlations between diabetes and other medical conditions they may be at risk for. One condition that diabetics are surprised to learn is that they are more susceptible to gum disease (periodontitis).

Diabetes and oral health care go hand in hand for many Wichita patients. Brushing, flossing, and dental visits are crucial to keeping the health of the smile in tip-top shape. It is important for diabetes patients to understand the connection in order to pay closer attention to the development of the earlier stages of gum disease known as gingivitis. Gingivitis is the point in which inflammation occurs and infection starts, and if it goes untreated, it can continue into the more severe point where periodontitis occurs.

Gingivitis may occur due to the lack of control of the blood glucose levels that occurs in untreated diabetic patients. The link between diabetes and oral care is crucial in reducing the risk of problems linked with periodontitis. This increased risk of infection makes it important for diabetic patients to take the utmost care in their dental health. Brushing, flossing, and dental visits are important, but so is the control of blood glucose levels.

Blood glucose levels must be maintained in order to reduce the risk of infection. Additionally, diabetic patients should also avoid smoking and be very vigilant about regular dental checkups and daily care. Any infection can result in further problems with dental health, so early diagnosis of conditions such as gingivitis is essential for overall dental health and wellness.

At East Wichita Dentist, we believe that every patient deserves comprehensive dental care. We help families in achieving dental wellness and maintaining their dental health over the course of their life. If you are interested in learning more about the ways in which diabetes and oral health care are linked, along with questions regarding the health, wellness, and appearance of the smile, our team is here to listen. Contact East Wichita Dentist today to schedule a consultation appointment.
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