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Medical costs lower for diabetics with better gum care

Posted on March 28th, 2012 No Comments

People who suffer from diabetes may be able to cut their medical costs and dental visits down significantly by taking extra care of their gums.

According to a study done at the University of Pennsylvania, that was done over a three year period, people who suffer from diabetes and received periodontal treatment saved $1,814 per year over those who did not receive treatment.

Researchers show that gum infections have a direct link to poorer health for diabetics. The study analyzed 90,000 people who suffered from diabetics and were diagnosed in 2007 and followed them through the next three years.

Gum and oral care is beneficial for your overall health. If you or a loved one is interested in finding a quality dentist in order to keep your gums healthy, contact the Austin dental services of the BridgeView Dental by calling 512-347-8299.

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