The Effects of Poor Dental Hygiene on Your Body: Diabetes

Today we continue with part five in our series on the effects of poor dental hygiene on total body health. Did you know that poor oral care can contribute to the development of diabetes? Dr. Maryam Brazdo is your dentist for total body care and disease prevention.

95% of US adults with diabetes also have periodontal disease. 1/3 of those patients’ periodontal disease is so advanced that tooth loss has occurred. This isn’t a causal relationship, necessarily, but we do know that periodontal disease and diabetes are copresent in many patients. In order to fend off diabetes, then, it may be wise to take steps to prevent periodontal disease.

Tooth care and oral hygiene make up just one part of a well-rounded self care regimen. With proper dental care, eating habits, and regular exercise, it is possible to preserve health. Call us today for an appointment at Artistic Touch Dentistry, where we will help you develop a self care routine that prevents long-term illness like diabetes.