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Diabetes and Gum Disease

Diabetes is a chronic disorder in which the body isn’t able to use or make insulin correctly. This leads to too much glucose, the body’s sugar, the in blood, which can affect your health, including your teeth and gums. Untreated diabetes—in which blood sugar is uncontrolled—can especially affect your oral cavity, leading to increased plaque, tartar, and bacteria [1].

The relationship between diabetes and your dental health can impact your gum tissue, but it also can lead to an increased risk for oral thrush, in which your body can’t control a natural type of fungus that occurs in the oral cavity, as well as dry mouth.

But how exactly does diabetes influence your gum health to potentially cause gum disease? Here’s what you need to know.

An article by Dr. Jason Abel. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: Diabetes and Gum Disease

About Dr. Jason Abel

Dr. Jason Abel has taken extensive continuing education in order to stay current and informed in the latest procedures and techniques in dentistry. He is a “Preferred Provider” of Invisalign invisible braces, and enjoys the opportunity to provide a wide range of dental treatment for his patients, including root canals, extractions, dentures, and restorative dentistry.
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Awards & Recognition

We were excited to open our doors on May 1 for regular patient care.  We will continue to strive to provide a clean, safe and caring environment. You may notice a few differences when you arrive at our office, but they are part of the new protocol we have implemented.


IMPORTANT: rather than entering our office upon arrival, please call us first (703-815-0775) to let us know you’re here. You will be asked some screening questions over the phone, and then may enter our reception area where your temperature will be taken and hand sanitizer provided. You will then be escorted to a disinfected treatment room.

We are excited to welcome you back to our office!