Advanced Dental Care of Lakewood Ranch
8640 E State Road 70, Suite D, Bradenton, FL 34202

Face the Frightening Facts about Diabetes and Oral Health

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If you suffer from diabetes, you must be aware of new research findings on the relationship between diabetes and periodontal disease. Find out what you can do to protect your health and your smile.

Uncover the Truth about Diabetes and Oral Health Problems

There is a dangerous connection between diabetes and teeth. Research shows that people with diabetes run a greater risk of periodontal disease, which is the most serious stage of gum disease. This severe form of gum disease can be extremely painful and can do damage to your gums and bones. And if your diabetes isn’t under control, you are much more inclined to develop major dental issues, such as:

  • Swollen, red, tender gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • A fungal infection called thrush
  • Dry mouth, which occurs you have very little saliva
  • Tooth loss
  • Bone loss

Prevent Problems with Diabetes and Teeth

Knowing the dental dangers of diabetes and periodontal disease, you have to be pro-active about managing your health. Luckily, there are many things you can do to protect yourself from problems. Try these helpful tips to maintain your dental health:

  • Control your blood glucose level.
  • Maintain good dental habits at home, including brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing on a daily basis.
  • 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.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Monitor your mouth for any dental issues.
  • If you experience any oral problems, call your dentist immediately

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Lakewood Ranch, call Advanced Dental Care of Lakewood Ranch today at (941) 462-3706 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Lakewood Ranch. With 20 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Lakewood Ranch, 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 Advanced Dental Care of Lakewood Ranch.

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Everyone has been so supportive and professional every time I come in. Excellent office and Dr, Purcell is the best.
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Joy is the best hygenist ever. She has cleaned my teeth for over 15 years and always has my best interest in mind. Keep it up Joy. Your awesome.
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Staff was friendly, informative and caring. Especially Dr. Purcell.
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The staff is amazing – especially Joy! They go out of their way to make you comfortable. My whole family goes there.
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I’ve been a patient for 3 years now. LOVE going to the dentist again! Dr. Purcell and his entire staff are off the hook in great customer service and professionalism. You won’t be disappointed
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Everyone there have always taken excellent care of me. I’ve sent every friend and coworkers to them. Everyone is happy.
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Extremely professional
Scott H.
Technician, Dental Hygenist worried about any pain. She treated 2 areas of gum disease. No one ever offered that to me.
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Just the way that you are welcomed! A warm and friendly front desk—– Joy my dental tech is wonderful! I am not a fan of going to the dentist— but she does everything she can to make me […]
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Staff really listens to your needs. Excellent quality care
Toni D.
Joy has been my hygienist for several years and she is wonderful!
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Very caring people.
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Excellent staff, very careing, quality work.
Domenic B.
Love! Love! Joy! Look forward to seeing her every 6 months as bad as I hate visiting the dentist she makes it so pleasant. Her expertise is matched with a very caring attitude for her patients. Never […]
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Everyone I have dealt with in the office are professional and enjoy taking care of their patients. Dr. Purcell, his assistant Jen and hygenist Joy are all fantastic. Pain free treatments make it a […]
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I have been with Keverly for many, many years and find her to be very professional, personable, and most of all gentle. Dr. Purcell is an excellent dentist and I would highly recommend them both as […]
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Good service and skills. Pleasant people.
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The employees are very friendly and professional. Danielle is excellent!
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Best Dentist I’ve ever had!! My hygenist Miguel is always very professional and gentle ! My teeth have never felt cleaner !! A++
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  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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