Lusk Family Dentistry

Are diabetes and dental health related?

Studies have shown that people with poorly controlled diabetes are at greater risk for dental problems. They're more likely to have infections of their gums and the bones that hold their teeth in place, because diabetes can reduce the blood supply to the gums. Having a healthy supply of blood to your gums ensures that they are able to fight off infection quickly.diabetes and dental health | farmington nm

High blood sugar may also cause dry mouth and make gum disease worse.  Less saliva allows for more tooth-decaying bacteria and plaque buildup.

Maintaining Dental Health

Regular dental visits are important. Our team will help you with any questions you may have about maintaining good habits. Practicing good oral hygiene and controlling your blood sugar levels will help your body fight off the bacteria in your mouth that cause gum disease and decay. Call our office today to schedule your next dental cleaning and exam.

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As of July 1st, we are back open and accepting appointments for all services. Contact our dental office at (505) 325-8401 to schedule your appointment today!