Did you know that over 10% of the population has diabetes? Diabetes can have a negative effect on your oral health, but our team is trained to deal with any conditions or issues that may arise due to diabetes. Not only can diabetes lead to oral health ailments, it can also delay any recoveries that you may need. However, the effects of diabetes can be treated through optimum oral health care routines and regular dental checkups.
Diabetes can contribute to the presence of gum disease. One of the main causes of gum disease is due to dry mouth. Diabetes is known to cause dry mouth symptoms to occur. Dry mouth arises when there is not enough saliva in your mouth to adequately eradicate harmful acids, bacteria, and food residue that may exist. In addition, oral health ailments such as gum disease can increase blood sugar rates in people, thus increasing the difficulties associated with diabetes. Often by treating diabetes and treating your oral health in tandem with each other, you can drastically increase your treatments and risk prevention for both.
If you are looking to restore your oral health and keep your diabetes at bay, or enhance your smile further, contact Drs. John Felkner and our team at Szmanda Dental Wittenberg. We can be reached by calling us at 715-253-3200 to book a reservation to see us at our office in Wittenberg, Wisconsin. Come on in to learn more about your options to get the bright and healthy smile you’ve always wanted.