This month is American Diabetes Month. You might think it’s strange for a dentist to be involved in diabetes awareness. But at Wilton Dental Associates, we take a whole-body approach to your oral health because we understand the oral-systemic connection, or the link between systemic diseases like diabetes and oral health.
Research has shown connections between diseases, especially inflammatory diseases, and periodontal disease, as this ADA video mentions. Experts believe that diabetics are more likely to develop gum disease because their bodies have a harder time fighting infection in general.
That’s just one reason it’s crucial to come in for your regular checkups, where we can identify early signs of gum disease you may not even notice. If you have diabetes, partnering with a dentist who takes a comprehensive approach to your health can make all the difference in your overall wellness.
In November and beyond, our team works hard to help our patients manage diabetes and oral health. Call Wilton Dental Associates today at 203-293-2086 to schedule an exam or consultation so we can keep you in the best health possible. You can also request an appointment online.