Having diabetes means monitoring aspects of life such as nutritional intake, physical activity, and foot health—but it also indicates a need to maintain good oral hygiene. Watch this video for a brief explanation of the relationship between diabetes and periodontal disease.
The poor circulation and high blood sugar levels characteristic of diabetes increase a person’s risk of developing gum disease—yet the inflammation resulting from periodontitis can also worsen diabetes, contributing to a vicious cycle of health problems. People with diabetes can protect themselves by maintaining their oral hygiene as meticulously as they do their blood sugar levels and other aspects of daily health care.
For information on handling your dental health as part of a comprehensive diabetes care plan, contact Colorado Advanced Dentistry. Schedule an appointment today by calling (720) 420-1103.