View it in your browser AUGUST Newsletter 2017
 
Oral Health Challenges For Diabetics May Be A Thing Of The Past
You may be among the almost 10 percent of Americans who are diabetic. While we’re oral health specialists, we monitor changes to your overall health, because teeth and gums and the rest of your body are connected. What affects one part is bound to affect the other.

We’re following the latest research from New York University College of Dentistry, which could hold the key to protecting bone and better healing for diabetic patients. Researchers found hyperglycemic mice, the mouse counterparts to human Type 2 diabetics, had 24-times higher amounts of the compound succinate than “normal mice.” This opens the door to therapies that regulate succinate for bone density protection. Female diabetics alone are at a 20 percent greater risk of fractures than women who don’t have Type 2 diabetes. Anything that helps prevent bone resorption and increase the odds of speedy and successful healing is a plus for us!

We see repeatedly how poorly-controlled diabetes affects our patients and challenges their oral health, including:
  • Dry mouth, which promotes tooth decay
  • Delays in post-treatment recovery
  • Frequent mouth infections
  • Poor blood sugar control = more gum problems
  • Advanced gum disease may elevate blood sugar
Toothy Testaments
Catch gum disease early!
Wayne Area Patients Ask What To Expect Before, During, And After Periodontal Treatment
The treatment depends on the stage of the disease. The early stage, known as gingivitis, can be treated with a thorough cleaning. However, the later stage, periodontitis, requires more thorough treatment using laser therapy. A special laser device is used to target bacteria on the soft tissues and to remove them from all surfaces of the teeth.

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Aesthetic Smile Design
Phone: (862) 766-6363
246 Hamburg Turnpike, Suite 206, Wayne, NJ 07470
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