Learn how to reduce risk of Diabetes, Dementia, Heart disease at our dental office in Worcester, MA

People with diabetes may feel their gums irritated and sensitive that lead them to avoid brushing and flossing that can cause gingivitis. Same thing is true for decay on the teeth in the people with diabetes from reduced saliva.

If you are diagnosed with diabetes, you must visit your dentist on a regular basis. Your dentist will help you to treat the gum disease and that will slow down progression of the disease.

We’re told over and over again to eat healthy food, exercise regularly, drink plenty of liquids, and avoid smoking & tobacco product to minimize the risk of chronic diseases — and they are. But there’s another task that should be added to that list that is often overlooked: TAKE CARE OF YOUR TEETH AND GUMS! 

Having poor oral health, like gum disease and or tooth loss, can lead to chronic inflammation and infection, which can affect the brain and increase the risk of cognitive decline which increases the chances of having Dementia. 

Seeing your dentist every 6 months will reduce your risk. As they will check your gum and teeth health .Once a year they will take x-rays to insure no infections or cavities in the teeth. 


Oniesha Oniesha M Registered Dental Assistant

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