Gentle Dental of New Baltimore
35521 23 Mile Road, New Baltimore, MI 48047

The Truth about Diabetes and Oral Health Problems

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If you have diabetes, don’t be surprised if you have dental problems. Studies have shown a direct link between diabetes and periodontal disease. Discover the real-life risks and how to protect your health.

Why Diabetes and Oral Health Problems Go Hand-In-Hand

According to dental care experts, there is dangerous relationship between diabetes and teeth. See, people with diabetes have a much higher risk of developing the most serious type of gum disease called periodontal disease. This severe type of gum disease causes great pain and does damage to your gums and bones. And if your diabetes isn’t under control, you are much more likely to experience major dental problems, including:

  • Swollen, bleeding gums
  • A fungal infection called thrush
  • Dry mouth, which occurs you have very little saliva
  • Bone and jaw loss
  • Tooth loss

Prevent Potential Problems with Diabetes and Teeth

Knowing the real risks of diabetes and periodontal disease, you can see why it’s so essential to take care of your health. By taking control of your dental care and controlling your diabetes, you can save your smile and possibly your life. Try these simple tips to protect your overall health:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day.
  • Floss daily.
  • Go to your dentist for check-ups and at least twice a year. If you have a history of diabetes and oral health issues, you may need more frequent visits.
  • Tell your dentist if you experience any oral problems.
  • Play attention to your mouth for any dental problems. If you notice signs of trouble, call your dentist immediately.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Keep your blood glucose level under control.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in New Baltimore, call Gentle Dental of New Baltimore today at (586) 933-5521 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in New Baltimore. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of New Baltimore, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of New Baltimore.

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Patient Reviews
Monica is always kind and considerate
James D.
Given a same day appointment for putting crown back on. Staff always friendly and professional. I have always had good success with any procedures I have had in this office.
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great, friendly staff
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Very friendly and helpful staff. Took our appointment right on time.
Luciano P.
I had my first appointment last Wednesday and they were all so nice to me. They set up a plan for me and I’m so so excited.
Donna H.
Monica does a very good job of teeth cleaning, she is very thorough and professional.
Karen H.
Very professional and gentle.
Pam S.
The staff is always very welcoming and puts me at ease. I appreciate the fact that they don’t try to up sell and don’t recommend treatments that really aren’t needed.
Carol S.
My hygienist Monica is the best! I wouldn’t have anyone else!!
Susan K.
The staff, everyone is so nice and friendly. They make you feel welcomed and at ease
Ella H.
Very professional and friendly. I was treated very nice and my problem was taken care of very well and without delay. Not only the dentist but all staff was great.
Brian K.
This office has really come through for my family and me when we had emergency dental needs. The doctor makes sure whatever needs doing gets done right, and makes right anything that isn’t […]
Catherine N.
I am visiting my family in Richmond (from Nevada) and developed a toothache. My family called Gentle Dental, their dentist, on August 1st and they got me in on August 3rd. I had to have two teeth […]
Mary G.
The dentist was very great with my teenage anxious daughter getting her first fillings.
Nicole S.
No matter which dental assistant I see during my visits, they are always friendly and personable.
Alecia B.
Always professional, pleasant and I love that the office is open late so I don’t have to miss work for routine dental work.
Anne B.
Nice people
Dawn H.
The staff is very friendly. They do a great job.
Tricia C.
Receptionist was very helpful.Gave me a referral for an in network dentist, got me in the system quickly, and also informed me about the great discount program Dentrite. Also assistant and dentist […]
Carron R.
Dental Hygenist. Very friendly and great lady. She doesnt make parients feel judged which was an issue in the past at other dental offices
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  • Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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