Questions? Call 1-888-632-5353

you are here:DentalPlans.com > Dental Health Articles > Treatment for gum disease may help control diabetes

Treatment for gum disease may help control diabetes
Updated: 5/12/2010 3:00:45 PM
 

Treatment for gum disease may help control diabetes Gum disease can be a major dental health problem that affects a wide range of health concerns outside of the mouth, and a new study has found that treating the disease may help individuals with type 2 diabetes lower their blood sugar levels.

Researchers speculated that when bacteria infect the mouth, the infection can cause chemical changes that affect the ability of the body to use the insulin it produces, making it more difficult for diabetics to control their blood sugar levels.

Lead author of the study, Terry Simpson, said that dental health has long been a known to link to overall health, but that the new knowledge would help dentists and doctors find better treatments for patients with these conditions.

"It would be wise to advise patients of the relationship between treating periodontal disease and the possibility of lowering their blood sugar levels," he said. "An oral health assessment should be recommended as part of their routine diabetes management."

About 80 percent of American adults have some form of gum disease, and diabetes is one of the most common causes of death, according to the National Institute of Health.

For more information on discount dental plans call 1-888-632-5353.ADNFCR-1507-ID-19774149-ADNFCR

Customer Care - 1-888-632-5353 Toll Free

© 2010 Brafton Inc.

Add to Google MSN Dental  Add Dental To My Yahoo  Subscribe with Bloglines   Dental News Feed

The materials and articles published on DentalPlans.com are for informational purposes only. Although DentalPlans.com strives to be accurate and complete, the information is provided without liability for errors. DentalPlans.com does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text graphics, links, or other items contained on DentalPlans.com.

DentalPlans.com expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in these materials and DentalPlans.com makes no commitment to update the information on DentalPlans.com.

DentalPlans.com expressly disclaims all liability for the use or interpretation by others of information on DentalPlans.com. Decisions based on information contained on DentalPlans.com are the sole responsibility of the visitors, and visitors agree to hold DentalPlans.com and its Affiliates harmless against any claims for damages arising from decisions visitors make on such information.

Nothing on DentalPlans.com constitutes medical advice or other forms of advice. DentalPlans.com assumes no responsibility for material created or published by third parties linked to DentalPlans.com with or without DentalPlans.com’s knowledge.

 

                          
Additional Articles
Gum disease bacteria manipulate the bo...
Website teaches kids about teeth
Some dental professionals are not trea...
Various colleges in Florida adding or ...
Dental care at Northern Arizona Univer...
Proper dental care found to help reduc...
In California, dental care is a precio...
Growth in dental hygiene market fueled...
Cleveland dental school receives milli...
Dental product manufacturer and non-pr...
The dental health pros and cons of com...
The prevalence of oral health issues i...
Maryland provides best child dental ca...
American Dental Association proposes m...
Leading oral surgery association teams...
New dental health advocacy organizatio...
Debt ceiling crisis could affect U.S. ...
Rite Aid offers customer incentives to...
Researchers debunk link between bone f...
Cedars-Sinai program increases dental ...
Researchers link gene mutations to exc...
Group urges dentists to exercise cauti...
Vitamin D may help stave off gum disea...
Americans are more concerned with germ...
New discovery may lead to better treat...
American student will address one caus...
Smoking tobacco may affect oral health
Dentists may diagnose, treat nighttime...
Manufacturers limit oral care producti...
Healthy gums may lower risk of heart d...
Noise-cancelling device may reduce den...
Dentists volunteer to improve the nati...
Children need good dental health habit...
Parents believe schools can help kids'...
Former nonprofit dentist serves Florid...
Chris O'Donnell joins child dental car...
National dental organization offers we...
New research leads to advancements in ...
New York-based church to host free den...
Free dental care unable to meet growin...


is Searching for
in ZIP Code

FIND YOUR PLAN NOW

Savings plans are NOT insurance and the savings will vary by provider, plan and zip code. These plans are not considered to be qualified health plans under the Affordable Care Act. Please consult with the respective plan detail page for additional plan terms. The discounts are available through participating healthcare providers only. To check that your provider participates, visit our website or call us. Since there is no paperwork or reimbursement, you must pay for the service at the time it’s provided. You will receive the discount off the provider’s usual and customary fees when you pay. We encourage you to check with your participating provider prior to beginning treatment. Special promotions including, but not limited to, additional months free are not available to California residents. Note – not all plans and offers available in all markets.

© 1999-2014 DentalPlans.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Patents Pending.