Several risks arise to your smile if you are suffering from diabetes. Nearly 30 million people in the United States have diabetes, which affects your body’s ability to process sugar. This can be hazardous to your oral health due to the negative consequences sugar can have on your smile.
Because nearly 10% of the population is diabetic, your dentist will be trained to help treat your smile in the event that diabetes is present. If you are suffering from diabetes, it means you will have a delayed recovery time if you should suffer any dental damage. Keep this in mind as complications arise and what you need to do to help treat your mouth. Through the use of an oral health care procedure, exercise extra caution to help your mouth recover in the presence of diabetes.
Diabetes is also known to cause a downturn in saliva production. Saliva is a substance that is naturally produced in your mouth essential for oral health care as it can help neutralize acids and wash away debris known to cause tooth decay and gum disease.
Are you suffering from poor oral hygiene due to diabetes? Drs. Timothy Ross & Susan Chmiel remains committed to your oral health, and you are welcome to schedule an appointment with us by calling 414-525-0300. Dr. Timothy Ross and Dr. Susan Chmiel look forward to having you visit our dentist office in Franklin, Wisconsin.