Gentle Dental of Center City
201 South 13th Street, 1st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Do You the Know the Risk of Diabetes and Periodontal Disease?


If you’re diabetic, you need to be aware that there is a very strong relationship between diabetes and periodontal disease. Discover what you need to know to protect your teeth and your health.

The Real Risk of Diabetes and Oral Health Problems

Diabetes and teeth are a dangerous combination. See, people with diabetes have a much higher risk of developing the most serious type of gum disease called periodontal disease. This dangerous form of gum disease damages your gums and the bones of your teeth, which leads to dental pain and problems. And if your diabetes isn’t under control, you have a much greater chance of developing dental issues, such as:

  • Swollen, bleeding gums
  • Dry mouth, which occurs you have very little saliva
  • A fungal infection called thrush
  • Loss of teeth
  • Bone loss

Curb Complications with Diabetes and Teeth

Now that you realize the relationship between diabetes and periodontal disease, you need stay on top of your dental and overall health. Luckily, there are many things you can do to protect yourself from problems. Follow these expert tips to keep yourself healthy:

  • Keep your blood glucose level under control.
  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day.
  • Floss at least once daily.
  • Visit your dentist at least twice a year. You may need to go more often if you’ve had a history of diabetes and oral health issues.
  • Tell your dentist if you experience any oral problems.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Monitor your mouth for any dental issues and call your dentist immediately if you have any concerns about your diabetes and teeth.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Center City Philadelphia, call Gentle Dental of Center City today at (215) 941-5634 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Center City Philadelphia. With 11 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Center City, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Center City.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Took care of my problem quickly and was very professional and friendly. Also was in no pain and I got 4 wisdom teeth extracted.
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We have been going to Gentle Dental of Center City for over a year. The staff is amazing and accommodating. The dentist is friendly and responsive to our needs. We recommend them for services.
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The 13th and Walnut location is perfect for people who work in Center City Philadelphia! As a Nurse I was able to fit my visits into my busy work schedule! The staff was friendly, professional and […]
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The Hygienst was wonderful and did a great job cleaning my son’s teeth. The receptionists were great too. Thank you!
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I received very good care the waiting time was Perfect and the service was also very good I would highly recommend their services.
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We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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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.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (215) 941-5634
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