Nearly 10 percent of the population has diabetes, which accounts for nearly 30 million people. Due to the vast amount of people who are currently under the effects of diabetes, several treatments are in place in various oral health care centers across America. Our team has specific treatments in place if you are suffering for diabetes to ensure that you can safely and effectively receive your oral health care with the considerations needed to take into account any risks that could arise due to diabetes. Not only can diabetes affect your oral health, but if you are suffering from poor oral hygiene or other issues such as gum disease, it can, in turn, lead to issues with your diabetes.
Diabetes and your oral health can both negatively affect each other if you allow them to. Just as diabetes can lead to a downturn in your oral health, a downturn in your oral health can lead to issues with diabetes. This is especially true if you are suffering from dry mouth in relation to diabetes.
Dry mouth is a condition in which your mouth is not producing enough saliva. This will have to be reversed, as dry mouth is a known risk factor for tooth decay and gum disease. If you are suffering from gum disease, it is often linked to an increase in blood sugar, which in turn would affect diabetics more. Furthermore, diabetes can even cause delays in recovery time if you have oral health care procedures that have recently occurred. Diabetes affects your oral health, so make sure you talk to our dentists about any concerns and visit our office regularly for checkups and exams.
Are you suffering from diabetes and require dental care in Houston, Texas? If so, you are welcome to schedule an appointment with Drs. Scott Cuillier and Bautista at our office by calling us at 713-528-0040. Lasting Impressions Dental Group looks forward to enhancing your smile with the care you need.