Category: Dental Health

The Connection Between Diabetes and Gum Disease

Periodontal disease is a “chronic inflammatory disease caused by bacterial colonization that affects the soft and hard structures that support the teeth.” Approximately 90% of the worldwide population has gingivitis, the mild form of periodontal disease and 50% of Americans over the age of 30 have the more advanced form called periodontal disease.

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Tips to Combat Tooth Decay & Gum Disease

An effective daily oral health routine includes brushing, flossing, and limiting the amounts of sugar you eat. If used properly, all types of toothbrushes are effective. Whether you choose electric or manual, what is important is that you choose one that works well in your hands and that you will use it at least twice a day. If followed daily, this simple routine will help you to eliminate cavity causing bacteria, to reduce the occurrence of tooth decay, and to help you keep your teeth for a lifetime.

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