Diabetes and Gum Disease – Is There a Connection?

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Diabetes and Gum Disease – Is There a Connection?

“Research suggests a relationship between serious gum disease and diabetes. People with diabetes are more susceptible to serious gum disease and reversely, serious gum disease may have the potential to affect blood glucose control and contribute to the progression of diabetes. That’s why holistic dentistry is a wonderful solution for people with diabetes.” – Dr. Vladimir Gashinsky

For the nearly 30 million Americans who have diabetes, many may be surprised to learn about an unexpected complication associated with this condition. Research shows that there is an increased prevalence of gum disease among those with diabetes, adding serious gum disease to the list of other complications associated with diabetes, such as heart disease, stroke and kidney disease.

“People with diabetes are more likely to have periodontal disease than people without diabetes, probably because people with diabetes are more susceptible to contracting infections. In fact, periodontal disease is often considered a complication of diabetes. Those people who don’t have their diabetes under control are especially at risk,” says Holistic Dentist Dr. Vladimir Gashinsky.

Research has suggested that the relationship between diabetes and periodontal disease goes both ways – periodontal disease may make it more difficult for people who have diabetes to control their blood sugar. Severe gum disease can increase blood sugar, contributing to increased periods of time when the body functions with a high blood sugar. This puts people with diabetes at increased risk for diabetic complications.

“That’s why holistic dentistry is so important, especially for people who have a pre-diabetic condition,” says Dr. Gashinsky. “We take dental treatment with the view of the entire body and what’s best for your health.” As a Naturopathic Doctor and Dentist, Dr. Gashinsky has studied the effects of dentistry on the body for many years and has seen countless patients achieve an overall better health through natural and thoughtful dental procedures.

From holistic teeth cleanings which help prevent infections and improve the overall immunity of the body, to specialized treatments such as non-invasive no-cut gum grafting and safe removal of mercury fillings, Dr. Gashinsky’s Holistic Dental Center works with one mission in mind – improving the whole body through natural dental care.

“A healthy set of teeth and gums makes an enormous difference in your overall health,” says Dr. Gashinsky, “and with our holistic, natural approach our patients are getting the best of both worlds.”

Finding the Best Holistic Dentist in NJ

Holistic Dental Center is inviting everyone to reap the benefits of holistic dentistry and is always offering specials for new patients. Ask your friends, family, and co-workers if they have been to a holistic dentist; if not tell them about the many benefits and the lifestyle.

Come meet Dr. Vladimir Gashinsky! Whether you are actively looking for a new dentist or it’s been awhile since you’ve been in the dentist chair. He has been in private practice at his Millburn, NJ office for over a decade, providing exceptional holistic and biological dentistry and surgical expertise in a friendly, home-like environment.