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Treating Your Gum Disease Could Improve Blood Sugar Regulation
Posted on 8/10/2020 by Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center
If you are pre-diabetic or diabetic, you need to make sure you take extra good care of your teeth. This can more easily be accomplished if you brush your teeth daily and floss. Also scrape your tongue and use an oral irrigator if you can. Doing so will lower your blood sugar and lend to better periodontal health.
Why Treating Gum Disease Is Important for the Diabetic
In our periodontal practice, we can make it simpler for you to fight diabetes by treating gum disease and preventing its progression. Therefore, we recommend that you follow a habit of regular oral hygiene and schedule regular deep cleaning. Root scaling and planing can reduce gum pocket depth and keep your mouth healthier and cleaner. It can also lower your HbA1c, or your average blood sugar. When this number is lower, it means that your dental health has improved and so has your blood sugar regulation.
Create a Periodontal Action Plan for Regulating Your Blood Sugar
Why not create a periodontal action plan with us for healthier teeth and gums and blood sugar levels? We can help you realize your goals for professional and at-home periodontal treatment and care. For optimum wellness, use your diabetic medications, as directed, and switch to a healthier diet. Exercising more often can help as well. Treating periodontal disease will control unhealthy bacterial and fungal infections and relieve dry mouth, often experienced by diabetics. Clean your dentures each day as well if you wear them.
If you have problems regulating your blood sugar, it may be because you need to have your gums treated for gum disease. We are here to help. Why not schedule a comprehensive periodontal exam (CBE) today to see how you can benefit? Call our professional periodontal team for an appointment now. When you take care of your periodontal health, you will also make treating your diabetes less of a challenge as well.