Diabetes affects millions of Americans and their loved ones each year. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with diabetes, you may be aware of the many problems the disease can cause.
Your eyes, kidneys and heart can be affected by diabetes, which can also damage nerves throughout your body. It can negatively impact your overall health by lowering your resistance to infection and slowing down the natural healing process.
Diabetes can also affect your oral health. The most common oral health issues associated with diabetes include tooth decay, periodontal (gum) disease, salivary gland dysfunction, fungal infections and taste impairment. The disease also heightens your susceptibility to oral infection and delays your mouth's ability to heal. Seeing your dentist for regular check-ups is key!
The State of Texas Dental Discount Plan can help you save from 20% to 60% on visits, cleanings and other major work. Call us toll-free at (844) 377-3368 for assistance, or click here to search for a provider near you, schedule your appointment and save.