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LOS ANGELES, CA, April 02, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Diabetes affects about 9 percent of the U.S. population or more than 30 million people. It is an endocrine disorder that occurs when the pancreas produces too little or no insulin, which results in blood glucose levels become dangerously high. The glucose is then unable to properly fuel the body's cells. Van Nuys dentist, Dr. Hamid Reza, warns about the effects diabetes can have on oral health.
When blood glucose levels become high, the immune system becomes stressed, and the healing response slows. The body has a harder time fighting off infections. The mouth is full of many strains of bacteria. Healthy bodies are able to keep the dangerous bacteria in check, but those with uncontrolled diabetes cannot fight the bad bacteria as easily. High blood sugar increases the availability of sugar in the bloodstream and oral environment, providing bacteria with a steady stream of nutrition. This can lead to gum infections and, without prompt treatment, periodontal disease.
An active infection such as gum disease can make it harder for people to control their blood glucose levels, creating a cycle that is difficult to break. The best way to avoid oral health complications due to diabetes is to treat diabetes and maintain good control over blood glucose levels. Diabetics need to monitor their gums for signs of gum disease, such as bleeding when they brush or floss and schedule regular professional cleanings and exams. Some may need more frequent checkups than every six months.
Taking care of problems promptly is also important. Dr. Reza offers a variety of treatments that can help diabetic patients better manage their dental health, including dental fillings, periodontal therapy, deep cleanings and root canal therapy.
About Dr. Hamid Reza and Hamlin Dental Group
Dr. Reza founded Hamlin Dental Group in 1994. Since then, the practice has grown and expanded to North Hollywood and Northridge. Dr. Reza's more than two decades of experience includes work in not just general dentistry but also preventive dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, endodontics and periodontal dentistry. Today, he is a member of the California Dental Association, the American Dental Association and the San Fernando Valley Dental Society. Dr. Reza's team includes Drs. Garemani, Koshkerian, Yessaian, Woo, Wang, Vafadar, Aminian and Ghaznavi.
Source: https://health.usnews.com/health-care/patient-advice/articles/2017-12 ... ral-health
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