Why Diabetes Matters for Your Mouth
The Dental Connection to Diabetes
The first symptoms are often oral problems
More and more, we realize there’s a relationship between infections in your mouth and inflammation caused by diabetes. And neglecting one makes the other worse!
- Make sure your blood glucose is controlled. If you have diabetes, uncontrolled blood glucose makes you more susceptible to gum disease. And a severe gum infection, in turn, makes it even tougher to control your blood glucose.
- Make an extra effort to baby those teeth and gums. Massage out food particles with a soft-bristle brush between teeth and gums, and use a rubber-tipped handle to maneuver between the teeth.
- Tender, bleeding gums are an early warning of both gum disease and diabetes. Don’t ignore it! Make an appointment with a dentist, and we can help you nip the problem in the bud.
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Dr. Moran was born and raised in San Jose, California where she lived with her mom, dad, and three younger sisters. After graduating from Santa Teresa High School she attended San Diego State University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. After completing her studies at San Diego State, she returned to the Bay Area to attend the prestigious University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California. In her spare time, Dr. Moran enjoys being outdoors: gardening, wakeboarding, camping, being at the beach, and running are just a few of Dr. Moran’s favorite outdoor activities. In addition, Dr. Moran loves spending time with her family which includes her dog and turtle. Dr. Moran is proud to be a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Monterey Bay Dental Society, and the Santa Clara County Dental Society.