How Dental Problems Are Associated With High Blood Glucose

Updated: Dec 18, 2018


You should let your dentist know if you have diabetes. Diabetes predisposes people to oral health problems especially gum disease.


Key takeaways:


High levels of blood glucose cause problems for the teeth and the oral cavity because it promotes growth of harmful bacteria.


Uncontrolled blood sugar is therefore linked to a greater risk of gum disease.


Serious periodontal disease on the other side has a high potential of causing the progression of diabetes.


Other dental complications related to uncontrolled diabetes include thrush, an oral fungus, and dry mouth, which can cause sores and ulcers. If you've been diagnosed with diabetes, the better you control your blood glucose, the lower your risk is for periodontitis.


Read the full story here

http://www.everydayhealth.com/type-2-diabetes/symptoms/why-dental-problems-make-it-hard-to-control-blood-glucose/


For further information or advice contact College Street Dental Centre in Petersfield, Hampshire on 01730 263180

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