Alexis Road Family Dental

4640 West Alexis Road, Suite #200

Toledo, Ohio 43623

419.471.1208

proudly serving the Toledo, Ohio area

Alexis Road Family Dentistry

Amber Leer, D.D.S.

Diabetes and Dental Health - Dental Problems

Amber Leer, D.D.S. serving the Toledo, Ohio area

 

 

Diabetes and Dental Health

People living with diabetes are vulnerable to a host of systemic problems in their entire body. Unfortunately, the mouth and teeth are not immune from such problems, and many diabetics with oral problems go undiagnosed until conditions become advanced.

 

Infections and other problems such as receding gums and gum disease, or periodontal disease, are common afflictions among diabetics for many reasons; for instance, diabetics often are plagued by diminished saliva production, which can hamper the proper cleansing of cavity-causing debris and bacteria from the mouth. In addition, blood sugar levels that are out of balance could lead to problems that promote cavities and gum disease.

 

As with any condition, good oral hygiene, including regular brushing, flossing and rinsing, as well as the proper diabetic diet, will go a long way in preventing needless problems.