That Toothache May Be a Diabetes Warning
The evidence continues to mount.
It is no longer a theory, no longer a hypothesis, and no longer an assumption.
It is a fact!
Chronic Periodontitis is a life-threatening illness and a condition that is especially dangerous for those suffering from diabetes.
Why? Because one feeds off the other. Diabetes suffers are more likely to get Chronic Periodontitis, and those with Periodontitis are more likely to become diabetic.
Gum disease in itself contributes to poor control of blood sugar which causes the symptoms of diabetes to worsen. The Forsyth Institute highly recommends that diabetics carefully monitor their oral health and visit their dentists regularly.
Conversely, if you are ignoring your poor dental health, figuring you’ll get to it eventually, you’ve started the ticking clock for a diabetes diagnosis.
Although inflammation protects against injury and infection, if the symptoms cause is left untreated, it will, in many cases generate addition health concerns, such as heart disease, kidney problems, and liver disorders.
As well as the worsening of Diabetes symptoms.
Compounds naturally produced from Omega 3 fatty acids can shut down chronic inflammation. However, those with diabetes and periodontitis, those inflammation blockers can be turned off, because periodontal pathogens can contribute to insulin resistance and atheroma formation in the arteries.
This being the case, addressing and curing Periodontal disease could improve the overall health of diabetic patients and unresolved inflammation.
In addition, the Forsyth Institutes study also noted that the bacteria in the stomach seems to play an important role in obesity-related insulin resistance. It is believed that further studies will confirm that oral bacteria and disease greatly influence one’s overall health and that a well-maintained regimen of oral care can restore the balance between our immune system and the mouth’s ability to combat and destroy invasive bacterial agents.
The best way to maintain oral health is to visit your dentist twice a year. Brush at least twice a day, floss or oral irrigate and rinse with a fluoride based mouthwash. Although floss is recommended, oral irrigation is more effective when it comes to removing trapped food particles from the mouth. The Oral Breeze for example, uses a powerful water stream to blast away not only food particles but any remaining bacteria forming plaque.