Having diabetes is difficult on many levels, but did you know that it can also affect your oral health? Diabetics are more susceptible to oral infections, like gum disease, and can struggle to heal from dental procedures, especially surgeries, due to lack of blood flow.
Research has linked diabetes to many serious health problems such as heart attack, stroke, respiratory disease, premature babies, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, and cancer. So what can you do?
Call our Honolulu, HI dentist office at 808-797-3680 because we are very skilled at providing excellent dental care to patients with diabetes. In fact, we are known for it.
Dentistry For Diabetics Care TipsA Downtown Dental Group Dentistry for Diabetics Read Transcript
hi I'm Dr. David Miyazaki of a downtown dental group. Did you know that the Hawaii office of the American diabetic Association says that nearly 600,000 people in Hawaii are either diabetic or pre-diabetic? This is over 42% of the population of Hawaii we think that's way too many people. Are you one of them we want to fight it? That's why we made this short video to help and inform you about diabetes and its relationship to dental health; because doing dentistry for diabetics is our passion dentistry for diabetics your path to better health and a better life from a downtown dental group.
Gum disease occurs more than two times as often among people with diabetes. Gum and bone disease substantially worsens risks of heart disease and stroke, already worsened by diabetes and a higher death rate from diabetic kidney disease was also linked to severe degrees of gum and bone disease. Tn short one of the best things you can do to reduce your risks or delay the onset of heart and kidney disease as a diabetic is to get your gum and dental health under control.
The closed loop between dental care and diabetes according to report from the US Surgeon General. First the evidence clearly shows that gum and bone disease occurs more than twice as much in people with diabetes than in non diabetics; and it is much harder for diabetics to control second diabetes can aggravate worsen and accelerate gum and bone disease, which in turn makes it more difficult to control blood sugar levels.
The war going on inside your mouth. There are more than 300 different species of bacteria attacking your gums and teeth 24 hours a day seven days a week people with diabetes are predisposed to bacterial infections so the dangers to you are much greater than for others.
The deadly progression of untreated gum and bone disease. Gum and bone disease begins as gingivitis an inflammation of the
gums by bacteria in plaque a sticky virtually invisible film that forms on teeth. the bacterial challenge initiates the cascade of events that stimulates your body's inflammatory response in more susceptible people inflammatory mediators produced by the body cause gum tissue and bone breakdown and we see the clinical science of periodontitis or gum disease.
Clinical science of silent gum disease. These include gums that bleed easily red swollen or tender gums gums that pull away from your teeth persistent bad breath pus between the teeth and gums loose or separating teeth a change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite or a change in the fit of partial dentures increase in pocket depth as measured by the hygienist x-ray evidence of jaw bone loss around the teeth
Risk factors for gum disease heredity 50% of all cases of gum disease have some genetic component did your parents have gum disease smoking diabetes including duration and control stress medications that cause dry mouth poor oral hygiene nutrition hormonal variations including pregnancy and menopause immune system compromised including neutropenia and HIV connective tissue disease and previous history of gum disease
Gum disease the sixth long-term complication of diabetes there are five classical complications of diabetes which are angiopathy heart and blood vessel damage retinopathy blindness neuropathy nerve damage pain and tingling nephropathy kidney failure delayed wound healing and now.
Periodontal disease gum disease and tooth loss diabetes statistics currently it is estimated that 84 million Americans are pre-diabetic in Hawaii four hundred and forty-two thousand adults are pre-diabetic according to the Hawaii Department of Health two and three people don't know that they have it are you one of these two-thirds Hawaii has one of the greatest percentages of diabetics in America diabetes and gum disease these are two silent and chronic diseases they are two bullies making each other worse. Dental effects include increased gum disease tooth loss bad breath dry mouth more cavities and bleeding gums diabetes can also interfere with your ability to taste. The good news you can create a positive upward spiral better dental health makes your diabetes better and vice versa you can have all the care you need and have the smile you have always wanted.
A solution dentistry for diabetics care system this includes a clinical exam a visual and clinical evaluation of your mouth of what's normal and what's not. A review of medications and your goals a comprehensive exam this is a non-invasive pain free analysis of gums teeth bone loss oral cancer screening x-rays and laser cavity detection as needed a custom plan your diabetic or pre-diabetic condition is considered with options for treatment to get your optimum plan based on your health needs and finally coordination with your physician we will collaborate with your physician as needed to ensure an overall whole body approach to your health what to do next get the care and treatment you need so you can have teeth and gums that look good and feel good and last a long time a great smile and healthy teeth for life is our goal for you imagine better blood sugar control healthy gums and fresh breath looking and feeling younger having the beautiful smile you've always wanted knowing you are slowing the serious life-ruining effects of diabetes.
So call our office for a free exam now only three complementary diabetic exams are available per month this is a two hundred and fifteen dollar value call four two seven five five eight two today.
I am dr. David Miyazaki of a Downtown Dental Group thank you for listening
At A Downtown Dental Group, our dentist in Honolulu specializes in making sure that diabetics’ oral health stays in excellent condition. Here are some tips for keeping your oral health at an optimal level:
- Your blood sugar must remain as close to a normal level as possible.
- You must keep us informed about the status of your diabetes. Let us know when your last episode was so that we can be as prepared as possible.
- Visit your physician regularly and follow his recommendations. We are happy to work with your physician.
- Follow post-treatment instructions carefully and keep in mind that healing may take longer after surgery.
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- Whatever has kept you from getting the complete dental care that you have needed in the past should not concern you now.
- Today’s methods can be painless.
- You can be assured of no guilt, no lecture, and respectful care in a relaxed environment.
Every dental problem has a solution, no matter how complex. Whether you just need periodontal or gum care designed to support better blood sugar control, implant dentistry, restorative dentistry, or even a smile makeover, your Dentistry For Diabetics dentist in Honolulu can help you.
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