According to the American Diabetes Association, studies have been conducted to show that periodontal treatment can render positive effects on the body’s natural glycemic control for up to three months. Root scaling and planing are part of the periodontal care that Collins Dental & Aesthetic offers as part of a routine hygienic teeth cleaning.
Links between oral bacteria and diabetes have been the subject of study for decades, but in spite of this, dental care still rarely comes up as part of the doctor-patient conversation with diabetes patients. Little is understood about the cause and effect relationship between the bacteria and glycemic control, but a study was released explaining the meta-analysis of more than 639 diabetes patients who were evaluated following periodontal care that found glycemic moderation was greatly improved following periodontal care.
This research would suggest that regular periodontal care to remove this bacteria could help patients suffering from diabetes keep the disease in check and help prevent it from worsening. Patients should make sure that getting regular professional cleanings and remaining vigilant about brushing and flossing at least twice a day is part of the lifestyle adaptations they make to improve their quality of life.
To schedule your routine cleaning with one of our dental hygienists, contact Collins Dental & Aesthetic at (509) 368-7788.