November is a time for our team to celebrate gratefulness and … raise awareness of diabetes. You might wonder why a dentist is concerned about a disease that isn’t related to dentistry. But studies have shown there’s a connection between diabetes and oral health, specifically gum disease.
Researchers believe diabetes and periodontal disease share a similar trait: inflammation. Additionally, diabetes can make fighting infections harder.
If you have diabetes, make sure you have a great dentist in your health care team to help keep your gum health and whole health in check. To schedule an exam or consultation in New Orleans, call 7 O’Clock Dental at 504-266-0664 today. You can also schedule online.
In the meantime, check out this ADA video on chronic disease and oral health.