People With Diabetes Visit Dentist Less Often, Study Finds

In a news release on its website, New York University states that a new study led by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing and East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine found “adults with diabetes are less likely to visit the dentist than people with prediabetes or without diabetes.” The study “showed an overall decline in dental visits among adults with and without diabetes, but people with diabetes were consistently the least likely to obtain oral healthcare.” The findings were published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

UPI  reports that Dr. Huabin Luo, a researcher at East Carolina University, said, “This pattern is concerning, given that timely dental care is essential for good oral health, especially in individuals with diabetes.”

With the number of people with diabetes or prediabetes skyrocketing – maybe even for you – getting regular dental care is absolutely essential. The connection between diabetes and dental health is one of the few connections that we can say with absolute certainty has a direct correlation.