Dental Support: Diabetes and Your Smile

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If you have not already set forth an effective plan to make sure that your oral health care is in good standing, it is important to do so. Furthermore, consider all oral health risks and conditions that could lead to poor oral health. For instance, did you know that diabetes can drastically affect the health of your smile?

To make sure you’re receiving the proper oral health care, be sure to let your dentist know that you have diabetes. Various combinations of treatments and procedures can be adjusted and monitored so that oral health care treatments can be given accordingly. Due to the fact that several health risks tend to arise due to diabetes, including a delay in recovery time, it is important to adjust your recovery methods accordingly.

Furthermore, gum disease and tooth decay can often be at an increased risk due to diabetes, due to the fact that less saliva can be produced in your mouth. Due to the fact that saliva is instrumental in keeping your teeth and gums safe from debris and plaque buildup, it is important to take extra caution when monitoring your oral hygiene routines.

Be sure to let our team at Petchalonis Dental & Associates at our dental office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, know if you are diabetic. Please contact us at 215-732-3350 to schedule an appointment with us. Dr. Anthony Petchalonis and our team look forward to helping you soon!