A healthy body brings a healthy smile.
People with diabetes get gum disease more often than people who do not have diabetes. Gum infections can make it hard to control blood sugar. Once a gum infection starts, it can take a long time to heal. If the infection is severe, teeth can loosen or even fall out.
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People with certain cardiovascular conditions need to take antibiotics before dental treatment to reduce the risk of a condition called bacterial endocarditis. This is a relatively uncommon infection of the heart valves, but it can be life threatening.
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What is Special Care? It is an approach to oral health management tailored to the individual needs of people with a variety of medical conditions or limitations that require more than routine delivery of oral care. Special care encompasses preventive, diagnostic, and treatment services.
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