Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) March 13, 2014
In recognition of American Diabetes Association (ADA) Alert Day, March 25, 2014, cbg|CONFIDENT is promoting dental hygiene tips along with the ADA’s Diabetes Risk Test. The assessment is designed to help adults determine their predisposition for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. cbg wants to increase awareness of the importance of oral health in connection to diabetes.
According to the American Diabetes Foundation, more than 26 million Americans have diabetes and close to 79 million are at risk for developing the life-long disease. While diabetes cannot be “cured,” it can be managed with the correct treatment and recommended lifestyle changes which can prevent or delay the onset of complications.
Those with diabetes have increased levels of abnormal blood sugar that in turn, increases the likelihood of developing mouth infections, according to the American Academy of Periodontology. This correlation works in reverse as well; those with increased risk of gum disease can have a higher chance of complications of diabetes, heart attacks, strokes and ulcers.
“If you have diabetes, you have a higher risk of developing gum problems,” says cbg’s Muriel Otto. “But diabetes can also make you prone to other mouth problems including oral infections, fungal infections and dry mouth.” Diabetes slows healing and increases the risk of infection.
In effort to educate and raise awareness to the link between diabetes and gum disease, cbg has outlined some dental health tips that can help reduce the risk of developing this life-long disease.
To read more tips from cbg about maintaining healthy gums and teeth, visit http://www.shopindividualdental.com/oralhealth-diabetes/.
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