Not only is November the time of year to give thanks, but it also happens to be National Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes affects millions of people across the U.S. every year. As of 2014, 21 million people across the country had been diagnosed with diabetes. That is not to mention the millions of people who go undiagnosed every year. Dr. Chris Hutton wants you to know a healthy mouth could help you lower your risk of diseases such as diabetes in Racine, WI. It starts with a visit to your periodontist.

Proper Oral Care May Help Reduce Certain Health Risks

When you brush and floss your teeth, you are helping to scrape off harmful bacteria and other chemicals that like to erode the enamel and eat away at your gum line. If you let this bacteria sit and grow in your mouth, you increase the risk of complicating your general health. In other words, taking care of your mouth by regularly brushing and flossing your teeth and visiting your periodontist could lower your risks for developing other complications in your body.

General Wellness Is Important

Of course, you can also lower your risk for diabetes and other health issues by taking care of yourself through a healthy diet and regular exercise. Type 2 diabetes is usually a result of the body becoming unable to properly use insulin or to not make enough insulin. Eating plenty of grains, fruits, and vegetables and participating in physical activity each day is likely to lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Talk to Your Periodontist Today

You can easily participate in National Diabetes Awareness Month by visiting your periodontist. Call our office today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Hutton