Physician Cao Haowei said that the secretion of saliva in diabetic patients is relatively small, which will affect the ability of periodontal tissue to fight microorganisms. In the context photo, the characters in the picture have nothing to do with this article. (Picture taken from freepik)
[Health Channel/Comprehensive Report]Is periodontal disease related to diabetes? Cao Haowei, director of Yueting Dental Clinic, posted on Facebook fan page “Open your mouth and speak eloquently Dr. Cao Haowei” The article stated that eating grapefruit and moon cakes during the Mid-Autumn Festival, the sour taste and the sweet and sticky fillings are easy to cause blood sugar spikes and dental burdens for sugar lovers, which will affect their condition. He also pointed out that periodontal disease and diabetes have a two-way relationship. Diabetic patients are 1.9 times more likely to have periodontal disease than those without diabetes, and patients with periodontal disease are twice as likely to have diabetes as those without periodontal disease.
Cao Haowei said that moon cakes are composed of an outer layer of starch and an inner layer of bean paste. Foods high in starch are easy to get stuck between the teeth, and the filling with strong stickiness and high sugar content is also a source of nutrition for bacteria in the mouth to survive. High calorie and sugar intake is a major concern for sugar lovers; grapefruit is an acidic citrus fruit, rich in vitamin C, which can resist aging, reduce stress, and stabilize mood, but often eat acidic food enamel is easily softened, increasing the risk of tooth decay . In addition, grapefruit is also very caloric, and sugar lovers should not consume more than half a grapefruit a day, otherwise there will be a spike in blood sugar or diarrhea.
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Periodontal Disease vs. Diabetes
Cao Haowei pointed out that periodontal disease and diabetes have a two-way relationship. The probability of periodontal disease in patients with diabetes is 1.9 times that of those without diabetes; the probability of diabetes in patients with periodontal disease is twice that of those without periodontal disease. He cited 3 Explanation of the study:
● Complications in patients with diabetes can cause decreased immune function.
●The amount of saliva secretion in diabetic patients is relatively small, which will affect the ability of periodontal tissue to fight microorganisms.
●The metabolites of blood glucose combine with AGE receptors on macrophages to produce substances similar to inflammatory factors, resulting in the destruction of periodontal tissue.
Cao Haowei explained that if a diabetic patient has periodontal disease at the same time, periodontal abscess is often accompanied, causing temporary bacteremia. When the bacterial concentration in the patient’s blood increases, immune cells will begin to act, sending out inflammatory signals, causing excessive inflammation. The signal reduces insulin utilization, which in turn exacerbates the condition in people with diabetes.
Cao Haowei said that periodontal disease and diabetes are good neighbors living next door. Treating and controlling one of them will also improve the condition of the other disease. Therefore, controlling blood sugar and taking care of your teeth can serve multiple purposes in one fell swoop. investment.
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