If you suffer from diabetes, your mouth could also be in harm’s way. Did you know that diabetes plans can be enacted strictly for improving your oral health care? Although diabetes only occurs in roughly one and every 10 people within the United States, it can have drastic and dramatic effects and negative consequences on your oral health should the condition arise. Not only can diabetes lead to oral health ailments, but those oral health ailments, in turn, can make it more difficult to treat diabetes.
If you suffer from gum disease, your blood sugar levels will increase. This increases your risk for diabetes but will also make treating diabetes more difficult. If you already have diabetes, treating various oral ailments will be delayed. In addition, diabetes increases your risks for dry mouth symptoms and the rate at which it can occur. If you suffer from dry mouth, decay and gum disease elements are more likely. Only with an optimum oral health care treatment plan and regular checkups at your dentist can you actively combat the effects of poor oral hygiene and diabetes, and their effects on each other.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Letitia M. Williams, DDS, LLC to see if you are a candidate for dental health treatment plans tailored for diabetics, please call Dr. Letitia M. Williams and the rest of our team at our dentist office in Union Springs, Alabama at 334.738.3111. We look forward to doing our best to ensure your oral health remains terrific.