Dr. Michael J. Wei, DDS, PC
Manhattan Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Michael J. Wei is a top dentist specializing in general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry including smile makeovers, invisalign braces, dental implants and more.

How Diabetes Increases the Risk of Gum Disease

Diabetes and gum disease are closely linked in a dangerous cycle that can have serious implications for your health. If you have diabetes, you may need to see your dentist more frequently to ensure your gums stay healthy.

Watch this video to learn more about the link between gum disease and diabetes. Increased glucose in saliva is often a side effect of diabetes, which increases the rate at which tooth decay and gum disease happens. The inflammation caused by gum disease makes blood glucose more difficult to control, which increase the glucose in saliva and further exacerbates gum problems.

Don’t let diabetes compromise your oral health. Make an appointment with Dr. Michael J. Wei for a dental checkup and teeth cleaning. To reach our dentist office in Manhattan, call (212) 982-4080.


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