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Oral Care for Diabetics By Yaletown Laser Centre


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Among the few complications that diabetic patients are susceptible to in the form of problems in the kidneys, eyes and foot; most patients are not even aware of the complications associated with gum and oral health related diseases.

Gum Problems in Diabetic Patients:

Diabetics who do not employ sufficient methods of care for their teeth, gums and mouth in general are likely to be affected with Periodontitis, a condition where you gums begin to pull away from your teeth. This further leads to the formation of pockets between the teeth and gums, hereby opening doors to infection by the growth of germs and pus. If not take care of at the right time, these pockets tend to deepen; which consequently results in the loosening of your teeth. You teeth may simply fall out or you may require an expert in dentistry from Vancouver to have them pulled out. Eventually, surgery is the only viable option to save your teeth.

The Correlation between Gum Disease and Diabetes :

Medical research suggests that there is a serious relationship between diabetes and gum diseases. Firstly, people with diabetes are definitely more prone to gum related diseases and complications and at the same time, the occurrence of these diseases also pose a potential threat to the ability of a diabetic to control his or her blood glucose levels.

Besides Periodontitis, research also suggests that diabetics are at the risk of a number of oral health problems such as Gingivitis, which is an early stage of gum disease that is less complicated but results in serious problems if not taken care off in time.

The primary reason behind diabetics being more vulnerable to gum diseases is that they are typically more prone to bacterial infection and at the same time have weaker bacteria fighting abilities. Most dental experts will emphasise on the importance of good oral health for the overall well being of the patient.

Oral Health Risks among Diabetics –
For diabetics with uncontrolled blood glucose levels, the chances of serious gum problems are higher. Diabetics tend to lose teeth faster than non-diabetics and the fact they are prone to more infections make it more difficult for oral problems to heal quickly and also play an influencing role in further causing the rise in blood sugar levels.

In addition to this, diabetics are also prone to thrush, an infection which caused by a type of fungus that grows in the mouth. Another possibility is ‘dry mouth’ which leads to ulcers, cavities, infections and soreness.

Prevention is better than Cure

1. The primary aim of any diabetic to prevent any kind of complications related to any organ of the body is prioritizing the control of blood sugar levels.

2. In addition to that, it is recommended that one takes extremely good care of their teeth so that they are able to avoid infections and other diseases such as thrush and dry mouth.

3. Doctors also recommend that diabetics give up smoking.

4. For patients who wear dentures, they need to remove them and clean them multiple times a day.
Remember to make regular visits to your dentist to ensure good health for your teeth, gums and mouth.

By the article author wants to inform all readers about trends of Vancouver Dentistry for oral and overall health.


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