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Are you suffering from diabetes? If so, it is important to make sure you do not neglect your oral health care or daily oral health care routines. Only by implementing an effective oral health care routine, can you make sure that your mouth will be safe from additional risks that can arise due to diabetes.

Make sure to always brush and floss effectively and maintain an excellent oral health care routine to lower your risks associated with diabetes. Although diabetes can contribute to numerous oral health conditions, including dry mouth, they can be treated with effective treatment plans by your dentist. Be aware though, diabetes can delay recovery time associated with oral ailments.

Not only can your diabetes negatively impact your oral health, so too can your oral health negatively impact your diabetes. If you neglect your teeth and gums, plaque buildup can arise which can increase your risk for numerous oral health issues, including tooth decay and periodontal disease. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is infection with your gum tissue that produces a nasty side effect of increasing your blood sugar, which is extremely harmful to individuals with diabetes.

For an effective treatment plan if you are suffering from diabetes, visit your dentist regularly for routine check-ups and bi-annual professional cleanings. Depending on your level of diabetes, our dentist at Dental Arts of Catoosa can help you find which oral health care treatments will work best for you. Dr. Soren Michaelsen and our team would love to see you at our dentist office in Catoosa, Oklahoma. To schedule an appointment, please call us at 539-204-9977. Let us help make your smile one you can be proud of!