Gentle Dental at Jefferson Avenue
529 E Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226

The Double Danger of Diabetes and Periodontal Disease

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If you’re one of the nearly 30 million Americans who suffer from diabetes, it’s critical that you know about your risk of dental problems.

Get a Closer Look at the Link Between Diabetes and Periodontal Disease

According to recent research, people with diabetes have a much higher prevalence of all types of gum disease, from the mildest form called gingivitis to the most severe kind known as periodontal disease. While this study addressed the link between diabetes and periodontal disease, diabetics also tend to suffer from other dental problems like oral thrush infections, tooth decay, and dry mouth.

Why You May Face Double the Trouble

If these findings about diabetes and teeth weren’t frightening enough, other research suggests that the risk is reciprocal. In addition to diabetics being more than twice as likely to develop periodontal disease, advanced gum disease also worsens diabetes by making blood sugar levels much harder to control.
Healthy Tips to Protect Your Dental and Overall Health

Now that you understand that diabetes and oral health problems often go hand-in-hand, you must take precautions to protect yourself from problems with diabetes and teeth. Health experts recommend these five important steps:

  1. Keep your blood sugar level under control.
  2. Practice proper oral hygiene at home.
  3. Get professional checkups and cleanings every six months, or more often if you suffer from diabetes and oral health problems.
  4. If you have dentures, be sure to clean them daily.
  5. Don’t smoke.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Downtown Detroit, call Gentle Dental at Jefferson Avenue today at (313) 879-4769 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Downtown Detroit. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental at Jefferson Avenue, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental at Jefferson Avenue.

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Patient Reviews
Great service and friendly staff. There was a long wait 15 mins beyond my appointment time but once I was chair there were no delays.
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Great place to have dental work done. The doctor and his assistants are good. Everyone is polite and professional. I'm very pleased with the Gentle […]
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Staff was polite and answered all my questions Service was good and done on a timely basis. I felt very comfortable there.
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I'm very pleased with the customer service I receive at Gentle Dental Jefferson. I recommend this office to anyone that is looking for a dentist.
Emma M.
My visit to Gentle Dental Jefferson went very well. The waiting period was about one half hour. The service included a cleaning and an evaluation. I […]
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Dr. Weiss is terrific!!! This is the first Dentist I've been to and I felt no pain from start to finish-I hate needles, but with Dr. Weiss there was […]
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The first time I walked into the space I felt nervous. The staff at the front welcomed me and remembered me by my name and my fancy shoes I always […]
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Surprisingly fast this visit. I definitely see improvement from previous visits where wait times were ridiculous. PLEASE keep up the good work!
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