Issues Concerning Diabetes and Your Smile

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Are you familiar with the risks associated with diabetes? Diabetes is a health condition in which your body’s ability to process sugar is corrupted. Unfortunately, the presence of diabetes can lead to several health risks including problems with your eyes, nerves, heart, kidneys and even your oral health. Because of this, be sure to let your dentist know if you are suffering from diabetes so that the appropriate care can be given.

Nearly thirty million Americans live with diabetes, so let your dentist know so that treatments can be given with this consideration in mind. Diabetes can cause issues with your oral health including an increased risk for dry mouth symptoms and delayed recovery time from any oral health care procedures you may need. Furthermore, if you are suffering from an oral health condition such as periodontal disease, an increase in your blood sugar can occur which will affect your diabetic condition. However, it is possible even with the presence of diabetes to ensure that your smile can continue to thrive.

Dr. Jim Nored & Annette Gemp and Dr. Annette Gemp would love to see you at our dental office in Houston, Texas. Our dentists at Crosby Dental Center can help you find which treatments will work best for you and your diabetic condition. To set up an appointment, please call us at 281-328-3569.