There is no doubt that diabetes affects many different areas of your health, but most people don’t think about its effect on oral health. In fact, diabetes can cause a host of oral health issues, some of which can be treated at home and some that need to be addressed by a dentist. Here’s what you need to know.
Why Diabetes Impacts Oral Health
When a patient has diabetes, it means that their body cannot regulate its own blood sugar. When blood sugar levels are high, it can cause a lot of other problems. One of these is that your white cell count will decrease dramatically. White cells are responsible for fighting off bacterial infections, which is the most common cause of tooth and jaw pain. [Read more…]