Maintaining proper oral hygiene is important for anyone who wants to prevent gum disease. However, people with diabetes need to be especially diligent. According to the American Diabetes Association, people with diabetes are at an increased risk of gum disease.
Our staff at Cadena Dentistry offers a full array of dental services including dental hygiene and periodontal health services in order to help you maintain good oral health. Gum disease and diabetes appear to be connected in a few ways. Fluctuating blood glucose levels are believed to make problems with the gums more likely. In addition, research has indicated gum disease may affect blood sugar levels and even contribute to the progression of diabetes.
At Cadena Dentistry, our experienced staff will help you learn ways to reduce your risk of gum disease. We offer services including periodontal cleanings and individualized treatment plans. Gum disease is a preventable complication of diabetes. For those who already have signs of periodontal disease, the condition is treatable and further progression can be prevented.