Monday, March 12, 2012

Periodontal Health and Diabetes

In western culture, most people practice good oral hygiene. We are raised learning to brush our teeth after meals, told to visit our dentists twice per year for cleanings and checkups and learn how to floss at an early age. There are a variety of products on the market (with more surfacing all the time) to improve our oral health and reverse the risk of periodontal disease.

There are a lot of good reasons to practice good oral hygiene and one of the most important is the link between periodontal health and other serious diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. These connections are becoming more and more accepted within not only the dental community but the medical community at large with an increasing number of physicians adding questions about dental health and check ups to their new patient paperwork.

At Periodontal Associates, we spend a significant amount of time educating our patients on how gum health can impact overall health and wellness. We encourage you to peruse our website to learn more about gum disease and steps you can take to prevent and correct it. It is one of the most important steps you can take to maintain good health!

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