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Diabetes and dental care

Diabetes is a serious disease that thousands of Americans manage on a daily basis. Most people understand that diabetes can be controlled with diet, exercise, and medication; however, they may not quite understand the effect diabetes can have their oral health.
Individuals who deal with diabetes are at higher risk of a number of dental concerns. Dry mouth, gum inflammation (which leads to gingivitis and periodontitis – gum disease), slow healing after dental surgeries and procedures, and thrush may arise from diabetes. In addition, those who have diabetes and who smoke are 20 times more likely to develop these problems.
Many of these concerns can be addressed with proper oral hygiene. Brushing after every meal, flossing twice a day, and attending regular check-ups with Dr. Daniel Cobb are ways to ensure that you have a healthy mouth.
If you have diabetes, you should take extra precautions. It is essential to maintain your blood sugar at a normal level and to talk with Dr. Cobb about your disease so that he can complete the proper tests and treatments to accommodate your condition. It is helpful to Dr. Cobb to have your primary physician’s information in your dental file in case he has questions or concerns about how your diabetes may be affecting your oral health. It is also beneficial to share with your dentist information on medications you are taking, because they can impact your body’s response to dental procedures. When dealing with diabetes, be sure to allow extra time for healing after dental treatments – your body will not be able to bounce back as easily because of the disease.
These are all ways that you can keep your diabetes from having a negative impact on your dental care. Maintaining a healthy body is so important. Dr. Daniel Cobb at Alex Bell Dental understands that treating your dental needs with sensitivity to your overall wellness will ensure a healthy body and a smile that makes you proud!

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Dr. Daniel Cobb

Dr. Daniel Cobb

A graduate from the Loma Linda University with degrees in Dentistry and Public Health, Dr. Daniel Cobb has 6 years of experience in international dental work and over 30 years of experience in private practice.

Whilst being a skilled and talented professional, Dr. Cobb firmly believes in providing the very best care to his clients so that they are at ease. He values dedication and strives to provide a genuine service to his community.

As a driven and focused expert, Dr. Cobb is certified in restorative and cosmetic dentistry and continues to educate himself on the positive impact of improving dental health.

Meet Dr. Daniel Cobb

I am so glad that Dr. Cobb introduced me to his teeth whitening treatment, Kor teeth whitening.
He was so great in taking the impression of my teeth first and making sure the tray fits me well and then explaining in how to use it properly.
Now everyone is complimenting me on how perfect and terrific my smile is and to which dentist I go to- of course I tell them about Dr. Cobb!!!!

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