Oral Health For Anchorage Diabetics

Monitoring Oral Health For Wasilla Diabetics

According to the CDC, over 34 million Americans have diabetes. Perhaps you are one of them. Many Wasilla people with diabetes have dental problems. However, gingivitis (gum disease), and cavities are not unavoidable for those affected by diabetes. Here Alaska Premier Dental Group reviews the importance of monitoring oral health for diabetics.

Blood Sugar and Oral Health

Blood sugar is a complicating factor for a healthy mouth. Wasilla diabetics who control their blood sugar have lower rates of dental problems. In fact, many dentists have noticed no increased risk of dental disease among diabetics who maintain healthy blood sugar levels.

When blood sugar levels rise, the amount of sugars and starches increase in your mouth. These substances combine with the bacteria naturally present to create enamel-eroding plaque. Untreated plaque can result in decay.

Diabetes Affects Gum Tissue

In addition to cavities, Wasilla dental patients with diabetes need to be careful about gum health. Because diabetes can make it harder to control the growth of bacteria, the amount of plaque in your mouth can multiply quickly. Plaque not only causes cavities, but it also inflames and weakens gum tissue and eventually the bone surrounding teeth.

Don’t Let Gum Disease Progress

Untreated gum disease progresses to periodontitis, a more severe infection. Because Wasilla diabetics have a lower resistance to infection, it can be difficult to reverse periodontitis in people with diabetes. To make matters even worse, the presence of infection can make it harder to maintain a healthy blood sugar level.

Bottom line?

  1. Brush and floss regularly to prevent plaque build-up.
  2. See your dentist for twice-yearly cleanings to remove any plaque and tartar that has accumulated under the gumline.

Dentist Kruchoski of Alaska Premier Dental Group is accepting new patients in the Anchorage, Anchorage Wasilla, and Eagle River areas. We can help diabetic dental patients keep their smile beautiful.

Has Diabetes Already Affected Your Dental Health?

If you are in need of cosmetic dentistry because of diabetes-related decay or gum disease, we can restore your beautiful smile with the latest tooth restoration options. Ask us about crowns, dental implants, implant-anchored dentures, porcelain veneers, inlays/onlays, and same-day restorations. We provide the full spectrum of dental services.

Alaska Premier Dental Group is located at 6611 DeBarr Rd, Ste 100 and 200 in Anchorage. Call us at 907-337-0404 to schedule a consultation. Thanks for visiting the Alaska Premier Dental Group Anchorage dentistry blog!


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6611 DeBarr Rd, Ste 100 and 200
Anchorage, Alaska


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