Mautner Dentistry
1601 N Palm Avenue, Suite 104, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

How Does Diabetes Impact Dental Health?

Wondering how diabetes affects oral health?

Diabetes is a disease that impacts the body's ability to process sugar. As a result, individuals suffering with the condition may have high blood sugar levels that can compromise the health of their entire bodies, including the eyes, heart, kidneys and mouth.

Dental care is especially important for diabetes patients because they are at a higher risk of developing oral health issues if their blood sugar levels are not controlled. That's because uncontrolled sugar levels can negatively impact the function of white blood cells, which are the immune system's main defense to fight off infection.

Some of the oral ailments that may result from uncontrolled blood sugar levels include gum disease, dry mouth, inflammation, slow or poor healing of mouth tissues, fungal infections like thrush, a burning sensation, loose teeth, redness and sensitivity. Many of these conditions can lead to other issues as well, like ulcers, tooth decay and bacterial infections.

While it sounds pretty scary, the reality is that your dental health is more likely to remain in good shape if you take care of your body and control your diabetes symptoms. Be sure to manage your blood sugar levels diligently and follow all instructions and take all prescriptions from your doctor.

In addition, you should be practicing good oral hygiene habits as usual. This means brushing your teeth in the morning and at night, flossing at least once a day and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash. Of course, two yearly trips to your dentist should also be scheduled. Be sure to tell your oral care provider about your condition, and feel free to ask for tips on how to better handle the health of your smile!

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Mautner dentistry is amazing! They do whatever it takes to make sure their patient is comfortable and not in any pain at all.
Lacey D.
AWESOME.................
Carolyn W.
Overall,always a pleasant experience. I particularly like that each step is explained as it is about to happen. This makes me feel relaxed.
Paula P.
I don't think anyone likes going to the dentist, but it is a necessary evil and the team at this office make it a bearable experience.
Jennifer C.
top notch, love the staff.
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Friendly staff,Dr. Lavenka made me feel less anxious
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I've been going there for 20 years! I miss DR Mautner,but the staff is excellent
Dena W.
Jennifer is my dental hygienist and she is professional in every way and is concerned about her clients dental health. She explains what she is doing […]
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Dr. Mautner is the greatest dentist, very knowledgeable and compassionate. He makes going to the dentist a pleasant experience for adults,but also […]
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Good and excelllent
Alberto V.
Jennifer was outstanding, as always.
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Great experience. No pain at all. :-)
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Wonderful service
Renee Z.
The doctor was so gentle, I did not feel a thing when she pulled my tooth, I was still waiting anxiously to feel it being pulled, when she said," […]
Robert Y.
Professional care as usual.
Ken B.
Dr. Mautner is willing to take any step to help you the best possible way. His team supports him and also adds positively to a great experience. God […]
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Been going to Dr Mautner's office for over 20 years. EVERYONE is pleasant & helpful.
Dena W.
5 Star all the way!
Shelley D.
Had a routine cleaning and wisdom teeth extraction with no fuss. Highly recommend Dr. Mautner dentistry.
Kemal M.
Jennifer S. Is voted best hygienist in Florida !!!
Michael W.
As always, everyone at the office was friendly and professional.
Sharon B.
Fabulous, as usual!
Vikki W.
Always professional!
Maria R.
Very friendly and professional
George V.
Honest and great quality care
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I found the office by internet and chose to go because was so close to my home, my experience with the staff and the Doctor was excellent they are so […]
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Excellent service, friendly staff. Continue with your great work
Lourdes D.
Too bad to know that Dr Mautner is leaving, wishing him the best and thank you
Raul G.
Great service,I love everyone at the office.
Lourdes D.
always a great experience, staff and doc are very sociable
Hilda M.
Always excellent service! Having my teeth worked on is never unpleasant at Mautner Dentistry
Debra R.
I have been coming here over 25 years and love the whole staff and really liked meeting Dr Levine who is very thorough
Barbara G.
Thanks Doc!
Bruce M.
excellent, always a pleasant experience, Have been with them many years!!!
Hilda M.
Love the office! Everyone is great!
Lynette L.
Love this office - very friendly staff who really care about you and your dental needs - you were recommended by word of mouth and I have really […]
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This was the best service I have received from a Dentist Office. Very comfortable environment and loving staff that cares about your teeth and the […]
Charmaine J.
Excellent care every appointment !
Maria S.
Very pleased, feels great. Thank you. Looking forward to future visits.
Mike M.
They go out of there way to help and they do excellent work
Sawsan E.
after not going to the dentist for years due to anxiety, dr mauter's team, especially Jen, far exceeded my expectations
Jennifer C.
As always, wonderful experience. Gentle cleaning. I was kept well informed of my situation. Everything was well explained during the process.
June F.
As usual.
Robert F.
Excellent dental practice. I have been going to Mautner Dentistry for 25 years and love everyone, especially my cleaning wizard/adviser, Jennifer.
Susan V.
Always a comfortable environment
Joseph A.
My name is Alex Aponte and it is always a pleasure visiting this Dentist office. The staff is amazing and the Dentists are amazing. Always a great […]
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They are very nice, make me feel at ease!
Maria A.
I had the best dental experience ever. I am usually extremely nervous at the dentist, at my appointment the team explained everything to me, they […]
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Great staff and team of professional people.
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  • Monday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (954) 417-6146
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