Today’s dental article is entitled ‘Oral Health For La Mesa Diabetics.’ Many people with diabetes have dental problems. However, gum disease, tooth loss, and periodontal disease are not unavoidable.
Blood sugar is the complicating factor. La Mesa diabetics who control their blood sugar have lower rates of cosmetic dental problems. In fact, many La Mesa dentists have noticed no increased risk of dental disease among diabetics who maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
When blood sugar levels rise, the amount of sugars and starches increase in your mouth. These substances combine with the bacteria naturally present to create enamel-eroding plaque. Untreated plaque creates cavities.
In addition to cavities, La Mesa dental patients with diabetes need to be vigilant about gum health. Because diabetes can make it harder to control the growth of bacteria, the amount of plaque in your mouth can multiply quicker. Plaque not only causes cavities, it inflames and weakens gum tissue and eventually the bone surrounding teeth.
Untreated gum disease progresses to periodontitis, a more severe infection. Because La Mesa diabetics have a lower resistance to infection, it can be difficult to reverse periodontitis in people with diabetes. To make matters even worse, the presence of infection can make it harder to maintain a healthy blood sugar level.
Bottom line? 1: Brush and floss regularly to prevent plaque build-up. 2: See your La Mesa cosmetic and sedation dentist for twice-yearly cleanings to remove any plaque and tartar that has accumulated under the gumline.
Dr. Gray of Jeff Gray DDS is accepting new patients in the La Mesa area. We can help diabetic dental patients keep their smile beautiful. If you are in need of cosmetic dentistry because of diabetes related decay or gum disease, we can restore your beautiful smile with the latest tooth restoration options. Ask us about crowns, dental implants, implant anchored dentures, porcelain veneers, inlays/onlays, and same-day restorations.
Jeff Gray DDS is located at 8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102, La Mesa, California. Call us at 619-337-7700 to schedule a consultation. Thanks for visiting the Jeff Gray DDS dentistry blog!
Dr. Jeff Gray
Jeff Gray DDS
8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California