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Diabetes affects your whole body’s overall health as well as your oral health. The reason that diabetics are more at risk of having oral health complications is because their blood sugar levels are harder to control, which in turn makes their oral health harder to control. Diabetes makes the body more susceptible to bacteria and infection, especially in the mouth.

Oral Health Risks That Diabetics Face

If you have diabetes, you are more at risk for:

  • A dry mouth, which slows down the mouth’s healing process and can contribute to tooth decay, ulcers, and mouth soreness, and puts you at greater risk of infection.
  • Gingivitis and gum disease are a risk to people with diabetes because blood vessels thicken and make the flow of nutrients and removal of wastes slower. When this happens, the body’s ability to fight infections decreases and can make combating gum disease and gingivitis difficult. With gum disease being a bacterial infection, it can be more severe for people with diabetes and can result in the loss of teeth.
  • Impaired healing is more likely after oral surgeries for people with uncontrollable diabetes. This is the case because blood flow to the area that is being operated on is severely impaired.
  • Thrush, which is a fungal infection of the mouth and tongue, frequently appears in the mouths of people with uncontrollable diabetes. This happens because people with diabetes take antibiotics that raise sugar levels and produce more saliva, which is the type of environment where thrush thrives. Thrush leads to the burning of the mouth and tongue and is very unhealthy and uncomfortable.

Diabetics & Pre-Diabetics

Do You Have A Secret Enemy Working Inside Your Body Every Day, Making Your Diabetes Worse … Accelerate … Impossible to Control? You know the frustration of trying to eat right, exercise, even take your medication and still have out-of-control blood sugar levels! Well, the answer is not just upping the drug dosage.

What you probably have not been told is:

  • There is a “closed loop” between gum disease, dental health and the worsening or AUTOMATIC IMPROVEMENT of blood sugar control.
  • New breakthroughs in dental care specially designed for diabetes are now available.
  • You need a dentist who pays special attention to people with diabetes and pre-diabetes to assist them with their dental care.

Free Information Kit

A Free Information Kit is yours on request with a Special Report, “How To Tame Diabetes And It’s Side Effects” sent to you by mail at no cost, no obligation. To receive your Free Information call 808-797-3680. Just ask for this FREE report.

Know This:

  • 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, implants dentistry, restorative dentistry, or even a smile makeover, your Dentistry For Diabetics dentist in Honolulu can help you.

Dentistry For Diabetics Care Tips

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 and we can be as prepared as possible.
  • Before scheduling your visit for gum disease, be sure to consult your regular physician so you know what steps to take before visiting us.
  • Follow post-treatment instructions carefully and keep in mind that healing may take longer after surgery.

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If you have any questions about how A Downtown Dental group can help patients with diabetes, contact dentist in Honolulu by calling 808-797-3680 or through our online contact form. We want to see you smile!