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Alpharetta Dentist: Diabetes and Oral Health

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PrintAccording to the National Institutes of Health, about one-third of the 26 million Americans with diabetes have severe periodontal disease which is causing the gum tissue and bone around the teeth to break down.  Those that have poorly managed diabetes are almost 3 times more at risk of developing periodontitis.[1]  Essentially, patients with diabetes are more susceptible to bacterial infection, thus a higher risk of periodontitis.

There is extensive research on this subject matter, everywhere from the effects diabetes has on blood glucose, to inhibited salivary glands.  But the bottom line is if left untreated, periodontal disease leads to tooth loss and other serious oral health issues.  You should see your dentist more often if you have diabetes.  And you should ignore the implications of your health insurance not covering more than 2 visits, because your health is too important to put a price tag on.

We are a multi-specialty practice with in-house periodontal diagnosis and treatment serving Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Roswell, Dunwoody, East Cobb and surrounding communities.  We have been around for a long time.  If we can be of service please do not hesitate to contact us.  The consult is free.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328


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Author: Drs. Novy and ZoAnna Scheinfeld and Hanna Orland

Our team provides your family with contemporary, rewarding, and comfortable dental care. In our Sandy Springs office, patients come first. Everything we do, from the office design, to our clinical and management training, to the friendly atmosphere we foster in the practice, is for your pleasure and satisfaction. Dr. Scheinfeld, a graduate of Emory University School of Dentistry and her associates understand the importance of balancing health and beauty for an amazing smile. Our comprehensive studies in cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and general dentistry, supported with state-of-the-art technology, deliver the strong, healthy, beautiful smile you deserve—the smile you'll feel comfortable sharing with your world.

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