Patient Education

Diabetes and Perio

If you have diabetes, you know that high blood pressure can have devastating effects on your entire body. Your teeth and gums are no exception, but with diligent care and hygiene, you have the power to control your oral health the same way you control other aspects of your diabetes. Prevention is the best cure for gum disease associated with diabetes.

Be sure to inform the dental professionals in our office if you have diabetes, so we can tailor your care to your particular needs. Scheduling regular cleanings, taking care to brush twice a day and floss daily, committing to managing your blood sugar levels, and not smoking are all keys to preventing serious periodontal problems.

The trained professionals at Dr. Roberts Family Dentistry are happy to answer any questions you may have about your diabetes and how it might affect your teeth and gums.

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