You may not know this, but diabetes and oral health are very closely linked. If you have diabetes, you are at a higher risk for gum disease and other oral health problems. This may lead to the loss of teeth if you aren't careful about maintaining good oral hygiene habits and visiting the dentist regularly. Lifestyle habits can play a part in oral health as well - if you smoke or have poor eating habits, you are at an even higher risk for gum disease. Poorly controlled blood glucose levels are the highest risk factor.
Dr. Paul Binon has experience working with diabetics who have unfortunately lost some of their teeth. If you are interested in dental implants, dentures, bridges, or other restorative dentistry procedures to help you restore a full, healthy smile, don't hesitate to contact us at 916-786-6676. We will be happy to guide you back onto the path of beautiful and healthy teeth.
Take our quiz below to see if your diabetes may be affecting your oral health.