Diabetes Dentistry Program

in Hutto, TX

Taking care of your gums and teeth is especially important if you have diabetes because your condition can result in a higher risk of oral infection. At Highlight Dentistry, we offer a comprehensive program to help prevent diabetes complications and maintain your oral health. We are here for you every step of the way!

What Is the Connection Between Diabetes and Periodontitis?

Multiple studies have shown that periodontitis (gum disease) has a direct effect on diabetes and vice versa. According to the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse, diabetes increases the risk of developing gum disease. The higher your blood sugar levels, the higher the risk of developing periodontitis. Periodontal disease, in turn, raises your risk of diabetes-related oral complications because it often impacts your ability to maintain optimal blood sugar levels.

What Does Our Diabetes Dentistry Program Involve?

When you come in to see us, we will ask you to provide us with your most recent blood work/HbA1c levels. During the diabetes dentistry program, you will regularly monitor your blood sugar levels and adhere to your recommended diet modifications. Depending on your level of HbA1c, we may recommend a supplement to help control your sugar levels.

The first step in our program is a comprehensive dental examination, which will include a thorough evaluation of your gum health. We may recommend a deep cleaning (scaling and root planing). We will ask you to return to our office for follow-ups (periodontal maintenance) every three months. During your visits, we will carefully clean your teeth, evaluate your gum health, and measure the depth of the dental pockets between your teeth and gums. Our goal is to manage your condition and keep your gums and bone healthy.

Our team will keep in touch with you regularly in between your three-month cleanings. Our goal is to lower HbA1c levels within the first six months and stabilize your periodontitis within the first year.

How to Care for Your Oral Health At Home

Getting your diabetes under control and maintaining meticulous oral hygiene practices will allow you to enjoy a clean and healthy smile. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, and don't forget to floss daily to remove plaque from between your teeth. Make sure you work with your health care provider to keep your blood sugar levels under control to help prevent diabetes-related complications.

Diabetes Dentistry Program Near Me

Contact Highlight Family Dentistry in Hutto, TX, to learn more about our Diabetes Dentistry Program. We will work with you to prevent diabetes oral complications and maintain your oral health. You can always trust us for care that exceeds your expectations. Call us and schedule your appointment today!

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Click the Request Your Appointment button or call us at (512)886-2644. We look forward to hearing from you!