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Do Your Gums Get Hurt When You Struggle with Diabetes?
Posted on 7/20/2018 by Dr. Dennison
Diabetes can be a terrible disease. Between poor circulation in the extremities, issues with digesting certain types of food, and other complications, many people find that managing the disease is a full time task. On top of it all, did you ever stop to consider the impact that diabetes can have on your gum tissue? We see a number of patients who have this disease, and few of them are aware of what that means for their gums. Diabetes and Your Gum TissueKeep in mind that your gums are made up of living tissue. This means that the tissue needs to have an adequate supply of oxygen and nutrients in order to function properly. In a normal body, the blood vessels running through the gum tissue carry enough blood to provide the gums with these elements. However, diabetes can slow down or reduce the flow of blood to your gum tissue. This means that your gums may not be getting as much oxygen and other nutrients as you might think. The end result is that they can be more susceptible to infection and other problems. Caring for Your GumsWe encourage all of our patients to engage in regular dental hygiene practices to help ensure the health of their gums. This is especially true for those who have diabetes. If you have diabetes, you need to be aware that your gum tissue is at a heightened risk for gum disease. This means you need to be especially careful to care for your gums. On top of regular brushing and flossing, it is very important that you regularly come see us for a deep and thorough cleaning. Diabetes can hurt your gums, but you can fight back. If you have any questions on this matter, please contact us at your earliest convenience....
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How Alcohol-Based Mouthwash Can Damage Your Gums
6/15/2018
Does Oil Pulling Have Any Side Effects?
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Does Gum Help Keep Your Mouth Free of Gum Disease
5/15/2018
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How Salt Water Helps You Recover After a Gum Graft
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What is a Perioscopy?
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Signs Your Gum Disease May Not Be Reversible
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What Happens to Your Gums When You Chew Tobacco?
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What Gum Disease Can Do to an Open Socket
2/10/2018
How Root Exposure Feels, and Why You Want It Treated
1/20/2018
How Alcohol-Free Mouthwash Impacts Gum Disease
1/10/2018
What You Feel When Your Gums Begin to Recede
12/20/2017
Why Marshmallow Root is Said to Help Gum Disease
12/10/2017
How Water Helps Treat Gum Disease More Effectively
11/25/2017
How Poor Gum Health Impacts Your Quality of Life
11/15/2017
How Gum Reshaping Increases the Health of Your Mouth
10/20/2017
How Gum Disease Can Impact Your Quality of Life
10/10/2017
How Gum Disease Can Get Diagnosed
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Dry Mouth and Your Gums - What to Be Concerned With
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8/23/2017
Improving Your Diabetes By Treating Your Gum Disease
8/13/2017
Oils That Can Help to Reduce Gum Inflammation
7/30/2017
Is Alcohol-Based Mouthwash Best for Gum Disease Patients?
7/23/2017
Water Can Help Your Gums Stay Healthier During Periodontal Treatment
6/20/2017
What to Do When Diagnosed with Aggressive Periodontitis
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After a Tooth is Pulled, is Gum Disease Still a Concern?
5/20/2017
Is Mouthwash a Required Part of Gum Disease Treatment?
5/10/2017
How Crown Lengthening Can Help Give You Your Smile Back
4/23/2017
Home Remedies That Can Help During Gum Disease Treatment
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Is Gum Disease Putting You at Risk for Developing Asthma?
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Understanding the Importance of Scaling and Root Planing
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The Connection Between Drinking and Gum Disease
2/13/2017
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Recovering from a Gum Graft
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Recovering from Gum Reshaping
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The Most Common Dental Problems That Can be Avoided
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What You Need to Know about Gingival Flap Surgery
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Are You Living with Periodontitis?
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Using an Intra-Oral Camera in Periodontics
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Laser Treatment for Periodontal Gum Disease
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Is Chemotherapy Causing Problems with Your Mouth and Gums?
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Important Gum Disease Facts
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How One Lost Tooth can Damage your Mouth
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The Issues Women Face with Gum Disease
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Periodontal Disease and your Heart
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