Understanding the Relationship Between Periodontal Disease and Systemic Health

480377293Periodontal disease is a serious oral health issue that creates repercussions throughout your entire body. Keep reading to learn more about the relationship disease and systemic health:

Diabetes

Diabetes and periodontal disease are closely related. Diabetics are more susceptible to infections, which means they have a much higher risk for developing periodontal disease and other oral health issues. If diabetic develop periodontal disease, it can becomes much harder for them to control their blood sugar levels. If you do have diabetes, it is very important to brush and floss your teeth to decrease your risk for gum disease. You should also schedule regular appointments with your dentist to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy.

Dr. John R. Carson is here to help you avoid periodontal disease so you can maintain your oral and overall health. As one of Tucson’s top dentists, Dr. Carson works hard to give all of his patients the care they need to target their oral health issues. For more information on our services or to schedule your next dental appointment, visit us online or call (520) 514-7203.

 

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