Manatee Dental of East Bradenton
3805 State Road 64 East, Bradenton, FL 34208

How Does Diabetes Impact Dental Health?

Wondering how diabetes affects oral health?

Diabetes is a disease that impacts the body's ability to process sugar. As a result, individuals suffering with the condition may have high blood sugar levels that can compromise the health of their entire bodies, including the eyes, heart, kidneys and mouth.

Dental care is especially important for diabetes patients because they are at a higher risk of developing oral health issues if their blood sugar levels are not controlled. That's because uncontrolled sugar levels can negatively impact the function of white blood cells, which are the immune system's main defense to fight off infection.

Some of the oral ailments that may result from uncontrolled blood sugar levels include gum disease, dry mouth, inflammation, slow or poor healing of mouth tissues, fungal infections like thrush, a burning sensation, loose teeth, redness and sensitivity. Many of these conditions can lead to other issues as well, like ulcers, tooth decay and bacterial infections.

While it sounds pretty scary, the reality is that your dental health is more likely to remain in good shape if you take care of your body and control your diabetes symptoms. Be sure to manage your blood sugar levels diligently and follow all instructions and take all prescriptions from your doctor.

In addition, you should be practicing good oral hygiene habits as usual. This means brushing your teeth in the morning and at night, flossing at least once a day and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash. Of course, two yearly trips to your dentist should also be scheduled. Be sure to tell your oral care provider about your condition, and feel free to ask for tips on how to better handle the health of your smile!

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Francisco M.
The staff is fabulous, Ramon is awesome and Dr. Lindow is marvelous. He always puts your issues as a priority no matter how little they may be. It is a great team, with happy, fun and very […]
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I felt very welcomed and cared for at this office. Everyone was super friendly and very knowlegable.
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This is the by FAR the Most Wonderful dental office I have ever been to. The staff is amazing, caring and they go above and beyond to make the experience a pleasant one. Everyone is also very […]
Dawn N.
The staff was courteous and professional. Dr. Lindow made it a point to introduce himself to me and was easy to talk to.
Kelsey S.
I am very comfortable with Manatee Dental and my Hygenest. I have recommended MD to a friend, and she now drives from Sarasota to go there.
Marlene G.
Amber was wonderful person, friendly, informative, helpful, took her time to cleaned every tooth and make me shine!! Thanks so much! Deb
Deborah C.
Very professional service and care from the dental hygienist. Staff are very personable and helpful.
Lawrence B.
Very friendly and informative!
Jeanette P.
Great people; very professional and personable. Going to the dentist is a pleasure with Manatee Dental.
Lawrence B.
I am so happy with this dental office.. They have helped me maintain a healthy smile by providing needed dental services st a reasonable cost.
Patty E.
Friendly, helpful staff.
William Q.
Efficient clinical and office service. Personal service from staff.
Marybeth C.
Jaime was great gentle and kind
Stephen C.
Friendly staff. Quick response to phone calls. Problem solved quickly.
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Great customer service, Ramon and the doctor were both so wonderful!
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (941) 538-6339
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