Archive for October 29th, 2012
Diabetes can have a widespread effect on the body – head to toe – but many diabetics may forget about steps needed to insure good dental health. Due to the difference in blood sugar levels, extra care has to be taken on a regular basis as well as when you visit the dentist.
Dr. Shalini Jaggi, Senior Consultant with Action Diabetic Centre that’s part of Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute, explains the risks of poor oral care in diabetics. “Poorly controlled diabetic patients are at risk for numerous oral complications such as periodontal disease, salivary gland dysfunction, infection, neuropathy and poor healing, she said.
These complications are not unique to diabetes, but their presence may serve as a sign of possible presence of diabetes.
Visit The Times of India for complete article and parameters for dental care for diabetics.