Mercy Hospital & Health Services Contact Us
MyChart
About Mercy
Join Our Team
set font size large set font size medium set font size small
email this page print this page
Health Article Banner
Women's Health

Mercy Women's Care at St. Anne
3404 W. Sylvania Avenue
Toledo, OH 43623
419-407-1616

Mercy Women's Care at St. Charles
Navarre Medical Plaza
2702 Navarre Avenue
Suite 101
Oregon, OH 43616
696-7900

Mercy Women's Care at St. V's
2213 Cherry Street
Toledo, OH 43608
419-251-4340

Increased Need for Routine Dental Care

separator Adults with diabetes are at higher risk of developing problems with their teeth and gums, but many of them do not get regular dental care.

A Finnish study of more than 250 adults with diabetes showed that only 63 percent of the participants had visited the dentist in the past year. And 20 percent of those people did so because of a dental emergency, not for a routine check-up and cleaning.

Some of the common dental problems for adults who have difficulty controlling their blood sugar include

  • Gingivitis
  • Periodontal disease
  • Dry mouth
  • Fungal infections

Twice yearly visits to the dentist can help detect dental problems early.


Source:
Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, June 2002.



www.mercyweb.org
follow us online
facebook youtube


Contact us
Home  |  Sitemap

Disclaimer & Terms of Use  |  Privacy Statement  |  Notice of Privacy Practices
Copyright ©2013 Mercy. Last modified 9/27/2010