Could Diabetes Put Your Teeth At Risk?
Diabetes affects many different parts of the body, and some Sacramento residents aren’t yet aware of the increased potential for tooth and gum disease that comes with insulin-resistant diabetes. Some people don’t realize the connection until they find themselves in need of an Emergency Dentist. While most people are aware of the dangers of plaque and its tendency to build up on teeth, not everyone knows that elevated levels of blood glucose can cause plaque to build up much faster. Some people don’t learn the risks of diabetes to their teeth until they have a sudden and severe problem. According to the American Dental Association, diabetes patients are more prone to gum disease, tooth decay, fungal infections, inflammatory skin diseases, delayed healing, salivary gland dysfunction, and taste impairment. Whether you see a regular Sacramento dentist or an Emergency Dentist, you need to make sure the person caring for your mouth knows about your diabetes. The bacteria that inhabit the plaque on your teeth thrive on sugar, which they convert into an enamel-destroying acid. In healthy people with well-controlled blood sugars, the bacteria only get fed when sweetened food and bever Continue reading >>