Healthy Gums Save Diabetics Money on HealthcareFriday, April 8th, 2011, 8:46 am
According to researchers from the University of Pennsylvania patients with diabetes who do not get routine dental care and ignore their gum disease cost their insurance company an extra $2500 per year in medical expenses! Many studies have shown the links between diabetes and gum disease.
It is known that patients with gum disease have a much harder time maintaining their blood sugar, it has also been shown that diabetics with poor blood sugar control have a much harder time keeping their gums healthy. Since diabetes is rampant in America anything that can be done to help keep patients healthier is important.
Regular dental visits for diabetic patients are a must! Since the risk to these patients is so high they are typically placed on a more frequent dental hygiene schedule. Home care is also important, brushing and flossing are vitally important to maintaining oral health.
If you are a diabetic patient please contact us today at 706-886-9439 to schedule your appointment. Wilbanks Smile Center serves patients in Toccoa, Georgia and the surrounding counties. Please call for more information about oral health care and diabetes management.