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Diabetes and Gum Disease

Florence KY DentistDid you know that November 14th is World Diabetes Day? This is a time to raise awareness for diabetes and to encourage continued research for a cure. Diabetes can be in two forms: Juvenile (Type 1) and Adult Onset (Type 2). If you have any form of diabetes, you are more susceptible to harmful dental effects, which can lead to Periodontal Disease, or otherwise known as Gum Disease.

If you or a loved on is suffering from diabetes Dr. Adeniran and his staff at Embrace Dental Care would like to give you some special dental considerations to remember when caring for your mouth and teeth to prevent damaging effects of your diabetes.

Brush and Floss Regularly

A proper daily dental habit will go a long way in preventing gum disease. Make sure you’re brushing at least two times a day. Make sure you are brushing for about 2 minutes each time. This sounds like a long time, but find a tune to hum in your head while brushing that can pass the time quickly. In addition to brushing, make sure you are flossing at least one time per day. If you have a little one in the house, make sure you are assisting him in executing this correctly.

Maintain Comprehensive Exams

Embrace Dental Care offers comprehensive exams to check for any damaging signs of tooth decay related to your diabetes. Make sure you let us know that you have diabetes. We will check your gums and bone around your teeth for signs of gum disease or tooth decay. We will also focus on educating you on how to best care for your teeth with regards to your diabetes.

If you are suffering from gum disease, Dr. Adeniran at Embrace Dental Care offers Periodontal/Gum infection treatment.

Call and book your appointment at Embrace Dental Care today. We’ll look forward to seeing you!

Posted on behalf of Embrace Dental Care

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