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Oral Infections and Diabetes

Oral Infections and Diabetes

Individuals who suffer from diabetes know that they have to be very careful as infections develop quickly and this includes oral infections such as gingivitis and periodontitis. Tissues heal very slowly and sometimes develop complications and the risk of even greater infection.

Research has shown that untreated oral infections such as periodontitis make it more difficult for the diabetic to control metabolism and to process or use insulin. These infections can lead to long-term complications of diabetes. Improving oral health is important to the metabolic control of diabetes.

Just as physicians closely monitor diabetic patients for blood sugar levels and overall systemic health, it is important for the dental practitioner to monitor oral bacteria. Microbial balance will help to prevent diabetic complications, and even more importantly, will prevent oral infections that can increase the individual's risk for diabetes. Source: Journal of the Canadian Dental Association (2010)

Clearly the mouth is the "gateway" to the rest of the body. This means that anyone with an oral infection - eg bleeding gums, halitosis, gum disease etc - is at a much higher risk for more serious problems involving the entire body. Therefore the best way to stay healthy is to control and eliminate oral infection with OraVital treatment.

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