According to the American Diabetes Association, “For the nearly 30 million Americans who have diabetes, many may be surprised to learn about an unexpected complication associated with this condition. Research shows that there is an increased prevalence of gum disease among those with diabetes, adding serious gum disease to the list of other complications associated with diabetes, such as heart disease, stroke and kidney disease.”.
Diabetes increases a person’s susceptibility of having early to serious gum disease, and serious gum disease may have the potential to affect blood glucose control and contribute to the progression of diabetes.
People with diabetes have special dental health needs. Dr. Cristina Velarde and Staff understands diabetes, equipped to meet those needs and can be a valuable member of your diabetes healthcare team.