Diabetes is a disease that causes your pancreas to produce an insufficient amount of insulin. Over 1.9 million new cases of adult diabetes are reported annually. Did you know that diabetes can increase your risk for periodontal disease? According to the American Dental Association, if you have diabetes, you should have your teeth cleaned every 3 months. If you have diabetes and experience any of the following warning signs of periodontal disease, make an appointment to see your dentist.
Persistent bad breath or unusual taste in your mouth.
Bleeding gums when you brush or eat
Red, swollen, or tender gums
Or, change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
Your dentist can help prevent diabetes from negatively impacting your oral health.