The Effects of Diabetes on Your Teeth
For the millions of Americans with diabetes, being proactive to take care of themselves is critical to their long-term health. Diabetics are at increased risk for developing serious dental problems. A component of diabetes is a reduction in blood flow. Because of the reduced flow of blood, toxins can cluster and build up and make a diabetic a victim of infection and gum disease.
Is A Fluoride Treatment Necessary?
At Muccioli Dental, we place a premium on preventative actions. We recommend that everyone brush and floss at least twice daily, as well as focus on a nourishing diet that minimizes sugar and highly acidic foods.
Make Dental Visits a Priority
Sleep. Food. Paying bills on time. Taking out the trash. These are all easy priorities to keep. However, getting enough sleep, eating healthy foods, and taking out the trash before it starts to smell are often not as easy. Another thing that is often neglected in the area of priorities is regular dental visits.
Gum Disease and Pregnancy
Perhaps no other time in a woman’s life is more exciting than pregnancy. Of all of the things to plan and think about, it is often understandable that oral health gets put on the back burner. However, an expectant mother’s oral health is a vital part of a healthy, full-term pregnancy.
Your oral health is a huge indicator of the state of your general health, which is why any time changes or concerns arise within your mouth they should be brought to your dentist’s attention. Gum recession is one of the most common issues that affect the mouth, yet it is also one of the most overlooked. The truth is, gum recession can be a mild issue – but only if it is caught quickly and early intervention is given. If gum recession is ignored, it can become a serious issue and compromise the health of the entire mouth.
Developing a Good Dental Routine
Routines are specific plans put into action to help you achieve certain goals. Routines that are developed but not implemented do not do much good, so it is always best to keep routines simple so that they are easily carried out. Just as a good exercise routine will help you reach and maintain a healthy weight, a good dental routine will help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health. You only receive one set of permanent teeth in your lifetime; therefore, taking care of them each day will help to ensure that they last.