Thanksgiving is upon us. So is American Diabetes Month. You might think it’s random for a dentist to mention diabetes, but we understand that there’s an oral-systemic connection, or a relationship between oral and systemic (overall) health.
Specifically, diabetes and periodontal disease seem to have a relationship where one affects the other, and vice versa. Researchers think this might be because they’re both inflammatory conditions. They also think that gum disease can be hard for diabetics to fend off because diabetes makes infection harder to get rid of.
If you have diabetes or might be at risk, it’s important to partner with a dentist who understands the oral-systemic connection and how your overall and oral health affect each other. Dr. Resek and Dr. Bell treat gum inflammation and infection with time-tested methods and modern laser methods.
To keep your health in check in Oakmont, request an appointment at Oakmont Advanced Dentistry by calling 412-828-3311 or contacting us online. Beforehand, check out this quick Amercican Dental Association video on the oral-systemic connection.