Gentle Dental of Westland
825 S Wayne Road, Westland, MI 48186

Discover the Danger of Diabetes and Oral Health

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Have you heard the latest news about periodontal disease and diabetes? Learn about the link between these serious health conditions to protect yourself and your health.

The Connection Between Diabetes and Oral Health

Did you know that almost one-quarter of people with diabetes have the advanced form of gum disease called periodontal disease? If you’re diabetic, you need to be aware of the dental effects of having both periodontal disease and diabetes. The most common include:

  • Dry mouth, due to less saliva and certain medications
  • Higher risk of cavities due to less saliva
  • Swollen or bleeding gums, which are an early sign of gum disease
  • Greater risk of oral infections

The Reciprocal Risk

Studies have found a mutual relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes. In addition to diabetics having a much higher risk of serious gum disease, having periodontal disease causes blood sugar to rise and makes diabetes harder to control. As a result, each disease worsens the other and causes major problems with diabetes and oral health.

Be Proactive about Protecting Your Health

Knowing the real-life risks with diabetes and teeth, it’s important to take care of your dental and overall health. Follow these simple steps to help prevent any problems:

  • Try to control your blood sugar levels.
  • Take all of your diabetes-related medications.
  • Eat a healthy diet.
  • Don’t smoke.
  • Maintain good dental habits at home, including brushing twice a day and flossing daily.
  • Visit your dentist for checkups and cleanings at least twice a year. If you have a history of diabetes and teeth problems, you may need to go more often.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Westland, call Gentle Dental of Westland today at (734) 329-5284 or make an appointment.

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Friendly and Gentle. Dr. Carpenter and his assistant, as well as the office staff, were all absolutely wonderful!
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We were called on time of our appt…also we didn’t have to wait we were out of the office in a timely fashion
Tristen S.
My kids have been going there for years and I’m always satisfied with their services
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Courteous and professional.
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Michele B.
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Shaye S.
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Curtis P.
Dr and assistant were excellent!
Kelly D.
The staff is very friendly and helpful. I got dentures and you can tell they take pride in their work.
Jeremy H.
Gentle Dental is the perfect name for this office. Thank you Frances Ashley Marilyn Ronnie and the rest of the staff that take their time with their patients. Loving and warm environment.
David M.
Overall I think it’s just a really good dental place..
Kevin J.
They were very fast, and caring and very gentle when they pulled out my tooth
Breanna H.
Good care, helpful staff
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Friendly and positive atmosphere from front to back.
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Everyone was very friendly and took good care of my kids.
Ethan W.
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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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 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (734) 329-5284
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