As dentists, we take gum disease seriously. After all, it is the leading cause of tooth loss among American adults. We offer deep-cleaning treatments to restore your gums to health. But gum health is especially important for diabetics. They are especially prone to gum infection, and it increases their blood sugar and makes their diabetes more difficult to manage.
Since November is American Diabetes Month, it’s an especially good time to check out this video, which explains the link between gum disease and diabetes. As the video notes, good oral hygiene is the best way to prevent this condition. That includes regular dental cleanings. We recommend getting a professional cleaning every six months – or more often if you are susceptible to gum disease.
Call Cedar Dental Group today at 425-970-8115 in Renton, WA or 253-563-0315 in Kent, WA to schedule your next exam. During your exam, our dentists will assess your gum health. You should see us ASAP if you notice any signs of gum disease, like bleeding gums or chronic bad breath.