Diabetes is an Australian health epidemic. Currently, 1.7 million Australians have been diagnosed with all types of diabetes, and an estimated 500,000 more living with the condition undiagnosed. Several studies have found dramatic correlations between oral health problems and diabetes, such as gingivitis and periodontitis, delayed mucosal wound healing, dental caries (cavities), mucosal neuro-sensory disorders and tooth loss. Diabetics who have poor oral health can in turn exacerbate their diabetes.Read More
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In this article we will answer two often asked questions or in many cases fears, that women have about visiting a dentist during their pregnancy.
- Is dental anaesthesia safe during pregnancy?
- Are dental X-rays safe during pregnancy?
For reasons that we cover in this article and for other reasons we cover in articles on the topic of pregnancy and oral health on this website, it is important that as soon as a woman discovers she is pregnant, her health care providers should assess the woman’s oral health.Read More