gum disease increases diabetes risk West Jordan

At Jordan Landing Smiles in West Jordan, we are committed to assisting our patients with any concerns they may have, because sometimes existing conditions can effect their oral health.  We are concerned not only with the condition of your oral health, but also with how it impacts your complete physical health and general well-being. We treat our patients with the utmost care to prevent the development of gum disease at Jordan Landing Smiles.

Today’s post looks at the connection between diabetes and oral health and may be of interest to West Jordan residents with diabetes, as well individuals who are trying to reduce their risk factors.

Fighting Gum Disease at Jordan Landing Smiles
Scientists have known for quite some time that people with diabetes have higher rates of gum disease. Futhermore, maintaining proper blood glucose levels is the key to minimizing the risk of gum disease and related problems for those affected. We use this information to work together with our patients to prevent gum disease at Jordan Landing Smiles.

Additional research is exploring the reverse relationship. In other words, whether poor oral health increases the risk of developing diabetes. Findings from a long-term study suggests that it does.

“We found that over two decades of follow-up, individuals who had periodontal disease were more likely to develop type 2 diabetes later in life when compared to individuals without periodontal disease.”

Additional trials are exploring how tooth and gum health jolts the ability of diabetics to manage their condition.

“Not only are people with diabetes more susceptible to serious gum disease, but serious gum disease may have the potential to affect blood glucose control and contribute to the progression of diabetes.”  2

If you have diabetes, it is essential that you see a dentist regularly and are committed to daily oral hygiene, proper nutrition, and other critical practices. Your success in controlling your blood glucose levels will improve your oral health and vice-versa. Working together, we can prevent gum disease at Jordan Landing Smiles. Lastly, we provide general and cosmetic dentistry, and provide sedation dentistry for patients dealing with dental anxiety.

Schedule an appointment with us today at West Jordan Dental Office.