Oceans Dental Group
3 Pine Cone Drive, Suite 108, Palm Coast, FL 32137

Avoid the Dangerous Link Between Diabetes and Periodontal Disease

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Have you heard about the rising risk of dental problems among people with diabetes? Find out what you need to know.

Why Diabetes and Periodontal Disease are Cause for Concern

Dentists are so alarmed about diabetes and teeth because research has shown that diabetes can affect your dental health. Apparently, having high blood sugar raises your risk for many dental problems. But taking care of your teeth and managing your blood sugar level can protect you from dental problems including:

  • Periodontal disease, which is the most serious form of gum disease
  • An oral fungal infection called thrush
  • Dry mouth, which can lead to tooth decay, oral infections, and mouth ulcers

6 Ways to Prevent Possible Problems with Diabetes and Teeth

Armed with this knowledge about diabetes and periodontal disease, you must make certain lifestyle choices and changes to avoid any problems. Follow these six smart tips to keep yourself healthy:

  1. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, preferably after each meal.
  2. Floss on a daily basis.
  3. If you have dentures, make sure to remove and clean them each day.
  4. Get dental check-ups and cleanings every six months, but even more often if you suffer from diabetes and oral health problems.
  5. Stop smoking.
  6. Control your blood sugar level.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Palm Coast, call Oceans Dental Group today at (386) 246-7619 or make an appointment.

Oceans Dental Group offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Palm Coast. Our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Oceans Dental Group, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Oceans Dental Group.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Personnel are knowledgeable and friendly. Tina put me at ease and Deb at the front desk has a wonderful personality.
Delfina T.
I appreciate the care Dr Z and her team that helped me, Meredith and Tina. They are very gentle, professional, understanding, knowledgeable, informative and know their trade well. Thank you!
Sheryl M.
I was truly impressed with the comfort and understanding of the staff. They allowed me to explain the trauma that I went through as a child with the dentist and understood my fear of Dentistry […]
Joseph M.
Friendly courteous professional
Frances C.
Great service & I have a lot more work to be done
Scott S.
I needed an emergency exam as I was so much in pain, the staff were extremely friendly and helpful, the dentist and assistant were very gentle and understanding, due to my current financial […]
Diarmuid C.
Very professional and carting. Long term approach to my needs.
Keith H.
Very professional in all aspects of patient care.
Margaret C.
Everyone was friendly and professional. Explained what they were doing and what they recommend for me to do keep my dental health on track
Darlene W.
This is a Great place for Dental work the staff is awesome !!!
Robert J.
People were very polite ,curtias and willing to answer all questions asked of them
David K.
Denise, the new hygienist with this office, was very caring and informative with me. I was her first patient.
Adrienne W.
Everything was fine.
John K.
Very professional, courteous and all staff explained all the work to be done in detail, costs, etc and also as work was being performed. Front desk staff very friendly. Answered all my questions. […]
Lynn C.
Professional, knowledgeable, and very friendly staff.
Cindy G.
I had a dental emergency and they got me in fast and were very kind and understanding. Thank you
T L.
Sending in my spouse. Everyone was friendly and thorough.
Glenn B.
Dr. Reddy and his assistant Marie were phenomenal.
Anne H.
Very professional and informative. Wanda was amazing and very gentle when she cleaned my teeth. I will definitely refer my friends and family to this office.
Jorge D.
Excellent in all areas.
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We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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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 - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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  • Phone: (386) 246-7619
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