Cosmetic Dentist in Rancho Cucamonga on Diabetic Detriments

With the prominence of diabetes on the rise in the United States, it is becoming ever more common for your cosmetic dentist in Rancho Cucamonga to treat patients battling this debilitating condition. And while diabetes is most known for its damaging effect on the body as a whole, its specific oral health ramifications typically go less heard of. As dentists, we find this surprising, mostly because diabetic patients are twice as likely to lose teeth, and also, one in five complete tooth loss cases can result from diabetes.

 

And while some may believe you can simply manage both diabetes and oral health by just eating healthy, monitoring blood sugar and flossing/brushing daily- it goes beyond that. Diabetes is a complex disease and treats no two patients the same. If diabetes spirals out of control, it can result in the following oral health detriments:

 

-Chronic dry mouth.

-Infection.

-Gum disease.

-Altered taste profile & more.

 

For a more comprehensive list of some of the ways that diabetes can impact your oral health, please review the following slideshow and online resource: Click Here.

 

Besides brushing, flossing and all of the above- making regularly scheduled appointments with your cosmetic dentist in Rancho Cucamonga at Family Specialty Dentistry is essential too! Call our office to schedule your next visit today at (909) 985-9898.

 

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