Dentist in Peoria & Moline IL Discusses Relationship Between Diabetes and Your Smile
Cases of diabetes across the United States are on the rise, and that means problems for patients in a variety of ways. For one, your Peoria dentist treats many patients with either Type 1 or 2 that have oral health issues related to their diabetes. In fact, one in five cases of total tooth loss has some correlation to diabetes.
Of course eating a balanced diet, controlling blood sugar and participating in a daily brushing and flossing regimen can be the most efficient ways to tackle many of these problems- but it is not a “one size fits all” type solution. If you let your diabetes get out of control, it can also impact your mouth in the following ways:
-Higher risk of gum disease.
-Chronic dry mouth.
-Infections and more.
For a more comprehensive list of ways diabetes can impact oral health- you can view the following informational site and slideshow: Click Here.
Making sure you keep regular appointments with your Peoria dentist, as well as a complete at-home regimen is key to oral health for any and all patients. To schedule your next visit with Dr. Whitson- call our office today at (309) 688-7321.