Gum disease linked to diabetes
Even the most beautiful smile can be unhealthy on the inside. If you're gums aren't pink or you're seeing any bleeding during brushing or flossing, that's a health warning you need to take seriously. "It's not going to be a good thing," Dr. Darren Riopelle said. "It's usually some sign of infection or inflammation and there is always going to be a cause for it." Riopelle, of Smile Grand Haven dentistry, has several patients who learned they were pre-diabetic through a dental visit. Amanda Bancuk is one of them, "I noticed that my gums were a little bit more red and sore and it was kind of painful to brush."
7701 Las Colinas Blvd., Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063