Diabetes is one of the most perturbing issues of the twenty-first century. According to recent research, approximately 29.1 million living in the US are suffering from diabetes, roughly 9.3% of the total population. And around 1.7 million new cases are diagnosed and reported every year.
Dentists in Pakistan agree to the fact that diabetes affects the body’s natural ability to process sugar. The food that you eat is turned into sugar which is then used for energy. However, diabetic patients have undermined ability of this sugar management. In Type I diabetes, the body does not make enough insulin to regulate the amount of sugar in the bloodstream. In Type II diabetes, the body stops responding to insulin altogether. Under both the cases the result is high blood sugar levels, which then causes serious problems with important organs such as eyes, kidneys, nerves, heart and even teeth.
Research indicates that People with diabetes are more prone to poor dental hygiene and hence gum diseases. If bacteria make their home in our gums, we can end with serious Gum diseases that can result in severe inflammation and loss of tooth supporting structures.
With increasing age, poor blood sugar control and lack of Oral hygiene maintenance there is an increase risk for such problems.
Dry Mouth and Infections
Other oral problems associated to diabetes include: thrush, an infection caused by fungus that grows in the mouth. and dry mouth which can cause soreness, ulcers, infections and cavities.
Hence, it is very important to maintain for a diabetic patient to maintain blood sugar level and Oral hygiene. It is very important to visit your Best Dentist for routine check up and maintain your oral hygiene.