Over the weekend Dr. David Stevens and his family participated in the 2013 Walk to Cure Diabetes to support a family friend who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was just 8 years old.
Gum disease is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. In the early stages, gum disease is reversible so make sure you go to the dentist immediately if you have any symptoms - whether you have diabetes or not! You can prevent gum disease by brushing twice daily, flossing daily, and going to the dentist at least every six months. Don't leave out those dental visits because sometimes gum disease is painless.
We are grateful for those who choose to smile despite living with diabetes - they are an inspiration!
Info from the American Dental Association and Colgate