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Are you suffering from diabetes? Are you suffering from poor oral hygiene and dental health? If so, the two may be related and causing each other to worsen.

Not all oral health care symptoms are due to poor oral hygiene. In some cases, oral ailments can be increased or expanded due to the presence of diabetes. In the United States alone, 1 in every 10 adults suffers from diabetes. Diabetes can increase your risk for tooth decay, gum disease, dry mouth, and oral health failure. Speak with your dentist to see if oral health ailments are due to diabetes.

If you do suffer from diabetes, please be aware that oral health issues such as gum disease will increase your blood sugar levels. Speak to your dentist to ensure that gum disease is not affecting your diabetic care. To help treat the effects of oral health ailments and diabetes in combination with each other, visit your dentist for regular checkups and actively promote a solid daily routine into your lifestyle, including brushing and flossing daily.

If you think you have diabetes, please call The Art of Dentistry so we can get you in to see Dr. Ronald A. Williams and our team as soon as possible. Our office is located in Davison, Michigan, and we can be reached at 810.653.3503. Let us help you get a whiter, brighter smile today!