Why Diabetes Matters for Your Mouth

Blood MeterThe Dental Connection to Diabetes

The first symptoms are often oral problems

More and more, we realize there’s a relationship between infections in your mouth and inflammation caused by diabetes. And neglecting one makes the other worse!

  • Make sure your blood glucose is controlled. If you have diabetes, uncontrolled blood glucose makes you more susceptible to gum disease. And a severe gum infection, in turn, makes it even tougher to control your blood glucose.
  • Make an extra effort to baby those teeth and gums. Massage out food particles with a soft-bristle brush between teeth and gums, and use a rubber-tipped handle to maneuver between the teeth.
  • Tender, bleeding gums are an early warning of both gum disease and diabetes. Don’t ignore it! Make an appointment with a dentist, and we can help you nip the problem in the bud.

About Dr. Sean Moran

Dr. Moran is a San Francisco native. He received his undergraduate degree at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He also received his DDS degree from Creighton University School of Dentistry in 1988 at which time he began practicing general dentistry in San Francisco.

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