Are you aware that over one in ten of all adults in the United States have diabetes? Did you know that diabetes can have negative consequences for your oral health? Fortunately, there are treatments and routines to ensure you maintain optimum oral health and your greatest chance of success for your smile when suffering from diabetes.
Be aware that diabetes contributes to dry mouth. Dry mouth is a condition that decreases saliva production in your mouth, which can increase your risk for tooth decay and gum disease. Furthermore, diabetes will hinder your recovery time from oral health ailments. If you suffer from an oral ailment such as tooth decay or gum disease, diabetes can lower your recovery time, and thus increase the rate in which these situations can occur.
An effective treatment plan for diabetes includes routine visits to your dentist for professional cleanings, oral examinations, and regular check-ups. In addition, your treatment plan should include a daily routine that includes brushing twice-daily and flossing once daily.
No matter which smile restoration treatment you desire, Dr. Andrew Smith and our team at Wasatch Gentle Dental will make sure that your teeth and gums are properly treated. To schedule an oral exam or professional cleaning at our dentist office in Murray, Utah, please contact us at 801-262-6661. Save your smile with our help today!