Diabetes and Dental Care

Diabetes and dental care may be related.

A recent article in the January 2012 edition of the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) showed a study that people with Type II Diabetes who received at least two dental cleanings per year used less diabetes-specific medical care and fewer hospital visits/admissions than those who did not have regular dental cleanings.  The study suggests that receiving dental care reduces the likelihood of going to the hospital with Diabetic complications.  This study was done over the course of 3 years.  For more information on ways to help reduce your risk, please visit the ADA.