Why Diabetes Matters for Your Mouth

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Why Diabetes Matters for Your Mouth

Blood MeterThe Dental Connection to Diabetes

The first symptoms are often oral problems

More and more, we realize there’s a relationship between infections in your mouth and inflammation caused by diabetes. And neglecting one makes the other worse!

  • Make sure your blood glucose is controlled. If you have diabetes, uncontrolled blood glucose makes you more susceptible to gum disease. And a severe gum infection, in turn, makes it even tougher to control your blood glucose.
  • Make an extra effort to baby those teeth and gums. Massage out food particles with a soft-bristle brush between teeth and gums, and use a rubber-tipped handle to maneuver between the teeth.
  • Tender, bleeding gums are an early warning of both gum disease and diabetes. Don’t ignore it! Make an appointment with a dentist, and we can help you nip the problem in the bud.
By | 2018-11-20T08:19:16-07:00 November 27th, 2018|Periodontal Dentistry|Comments Off on Why Diabetes Matters for Your Mouth

About the Author:

Dr. Henry W. Rued was born and grew up in Santa Rosa, California where he attended Santa Rosa Junior College and Sonoma State College completing his pre-med studies and receiving a B.A. in English. His post graduate education was at Georgetown University where he was awarded his D.D.S. degree. He then elected to further his formal dental education by completing a general practice residency with the Veteran’s Administration at the Wadsworth Hospital in Los Angeles. Dr. Rued opened his practice in Willits in 1980. He is currently a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, the Redwood Empire Dental Society, CERECDoctors.com and the Society for Computerized Dentistry.