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  • 4 April 2016

  • Family dentistry

Diabetes and teeth

Did you know there’s a connection between diabetes and certain oral health problems? In fact, diabetics have a higher risk of developing dental caries or periodontal diseases.

Periodontal diseases affect the supporting structures of the teeth. They are caused by the accumulation of tartar and bacteria in the area between the teeth and gums. Over time, the bacteria release aggressive toxins that cause the gum to detach from the root and lead to bone loss. Since diabetics produce more dental plaque because they produce less saliva to eliminate it, they are at greater risk of developing periodontal diseases.

One of the best ways to prevent and stop the progression of periodontal diseases is to keep one’s diabetes under control. One thing is certain: the development of periodontal diseases and caries is directly linked to your daily hygiene, meaning proper flossing and brushing, and healthy eating habits.

We invite you to book an appointment now with a Lapointe Dental Centre professional.

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