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The Periodontal Disease-The Diabetic Connection

Aug 20, 2023
The Periodontal Disease-The Diabetic Connection

There are different types of bacteria in our mouths. Some are beneficial, while others are detrimental to overall dental health. Bacteria in the mouth can be beneficial since they clean the mouth and break down food particles. Too much bacteria, on the other hand, might cause gum disease, which can be harmful to your dental health.

When bacteria accumulate in the mouth, they can produce a sticky, colorless substance known as "plaque" that adheres to your teeth. If plaque is not eliminated while brushing or flossing, it can harden and become tartar. Plaque and tartar become increasingly difficult to remove at home over time, so visiting the dentist for a professional cleaning is essential for maintaining your dental health and preventing cavities and periodontal (gum) disease.

Diabetes that is poorly managed results in greater blood sugar (glucose) levels in the oral fluids. This encourages the growth of germs, which can lead to gum disease. In contrast, infections caused by untreated, periodontal disease can increase blood sugar levels to rise, making diabetes more difficult to manage.

Your dental health is susceptible to more damage the longer plaque and tartar continue to accumulate on your teeth. Plaque and tartar eventually cause gingivitis, which is an inflammation of the gum tissue and a mild type of gum disease. Gingivitis is best avoided by receiving regular cleanings and practicing good dental hygiene. Once gum disease is evident, only your dentist can help maintain the disease and prevent it from progressing.

Gingivitis can develop into periodontal disease if it is not treated. With periodontal disease, the gums and the tooth are both affected by the inflammation, which, if untreated, can lead to the tooth becoming loose and eventually falling out.

Your general physical health may be impacted if you have periodontal disease. There have been numerous studies linking diabetes, heart disease, and periodontal disease. To prevent gum disease, it is essential to schedule a consultation with Milford Dentist for normal, professional cleaning and examination.

Your dentist can help you prevent gum inflammation if you have periodontal disease. A deep dental cleaning, which can be performed by your dentist, is a common approach for treating periodontal disease. Make an appointment with our Milford Dentist today to plan your next visit.

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