Published: Sep 23, 2016 | By: Richard Caven
It's estimated that nearly 30 million U.S. residents have been diagnosed with diabetes. That's nearly 10 percent of the American population, and that's not even considering the 9 percent that are undiagnosed. Furthermore, some medical professionals estimate that as many as one-third of all U.S. adults will be diagnosed with diabetes by the year 2050. Like so many health conditions, however, diabetes has a tendency to impact the entire body. A case in point example concerning diabetes is how the medical condition can also take its toll on the mouth.
As we noted in the opening, there's a link between diabetes and certain dental and oral conditions. Specifically, the conditions that those with either type 1, type 2 or pre-diabetes may exhibit include:
The good news for diabetic patients - as far as the mouth is concerned, that is - is that as long as the condition is being properly managed, the likelihood of the aforementioned issues is minimal. On that note, it is worthwhile to share some tips and suggestions for diabetic patients in terms of keeping up their oral health:
For more information on how to care for your teeth if you're a diabetic, contact Caven Dental today.
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