Posted on 16 September 2020
Left untreated by a dentist, gum disease worsens over time and can lead to the loss of teeth. Good dental care can largely eliminate the occurrence of gum disease.
Proper dental hygiene is even more important for diabetics as the fluctuating blood sugar levels associated with diabetes can lead to increased levels of:
- Plaque and tartar
- Gum infections
In turn, these conditions can develop into gum disease that is more challenging to treat in patients with diabetes than would normally be the case for those without the condition. Read more about diabetes and gum disease at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/diabetes-and-gum-disease/