Advanced Dental Care of Pembroke Pines
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!

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Been going here for decades. Never a bad experience. Dr. Lavenka and Julie took care of me today. Excellent work!
Joey S.
Overall experience was excellent and my treatment had positive results
Judith M.
Great service
John V.
Our family loves the way we get treated. It is always a positive experience. Everyone is very caring and professional. Our six year old has a positive attitude about going to the dentist and we owe […]
Vincent A.
They treat me like family, the staff is very caring and thoughtful.
Ivonne C.
Excellent service with no waiting.
Agnes M.
Service was great! All the staff were friendly and great! The Dentist was very professional and did a great job!
James D.
Without a doubt the best dentist I’ve ever had and her staff are all great! I could not write enough here to say how happy I am with my treatment!!
Christopher K.
no wait time, good work, and nice atmosphere.
Pam D.
Professional
James L.
My hygienist was awesome. She made me feel very comfortable during my visit. She took the time to go over a few of my concerns and explain to me what I could do to improve.
Sierra W.
The entire staff is amazingly kind, considerate and professional. I love they truly take their time with you and I feel they listen to my concerns very well.
Lashawn M.
Although I hate going to the dentist, I don’t mind it so much once I’m in thier office. The staff is warm, friendly, and familiar.
Ralph G.
Courteous Professional Fast Attention Cleanliness and Most of all Great Staff and Excellent Dr.
Suramys A.
Dentist and all her staff are all excellent. Been a patient for years and would not go anywhere else. Caring and top quality care given all the time.
Ellen R.
The staff here makes us feel so comfortable. They are true professionals and have cared for us for years. I followed Dr. Lavenka from her previous practice because she is a dentist with integrity and […]
Reina L.
There is rarely a wait of more than a few minutes for my appointment and the entire staff are professional and caring.
Agnes K.
Dental offices have the tendency to worry and scare patients. Trust me when I say you will change your way of thinking toward Dentist Office once you come here. I have been to many Dental Office but […]
Suramys A.
Great customer service and always a friendly staff
Joseph G.
I’ve been going to Dr Mautner for over 20 years. When he left and had Dr Lavenka as the lead dentist I had no idea of her skill. I broke a tooth on Wednesday, and called and got an appt. for […]
Lee P.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • 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
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (954) 417-6146
Our Location