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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Patient Reviews
The staff is kind and knowledgeable. Dr. Purcell is friendly and an excellent dentist. I would highly recommend.
Toni C.
This is my new favorite dentist!!! I just moved to the area and my friend referred me to Advanced Dental Care. The whole experience was 5 stars from the time I walked in and was greeted by the front […]
Dawn H.
My hygienist Joy made me very comfortable as I was extremely nervous having a deep cleaning for the first time. Dr. Purcell came and checked up on me and was very kind . The entire staff is very […]
Barbara L.
Took me in on time. Thorough exam. Very professional and caring. Highly recommend.
David K.
I was happy to meet Joy and what an encouragement she is. Then I went into the chair with Kevenly. She was so gentle and made me feel so special. She did an excellent cleaning on my teeth. I was […]
Linda H.
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 […]
Debbie M.
friendly staff, they do a good job
Mark R.
Advanced Dental has done a number of services for my husband, Hank & I over the past couple years. From cleanings, extractions, crowns, and most recently, Dr. Purcell redid 6 of my front teeth […]
Marcia D.
Joy always takes great care of me. You can tell she cares about her patients. I would recommend her and Advanced Dental Care
Lori A.
Very friendly staff that know what they are doing. They always go out of their way to make sure that your comfortable and understand your treatment. They are 5 star in my book.
Marilyn K.
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 […]
Linda B.
Good service and skills based on my experience over the 10 years with Advanced Dental.
Stan W.
Joy and Dr. Purcell are the best!!
Gail R.
Danielle, my dental hygienist. She does a thorough exam, cleaning and loves to educate. Very personable, and professional. I pay cash to stay with her. Dropped my dental insurance (you had dropped […]
Raquelle A.
Friendly staff
Jennifer B.
Joy always treats me very well as does everyone in the office!
Marsha P.
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 […]
Carole B.
Lovely facility. Great care. Dr. Corona did a good job of explaining what he was going to do and why he was doing it.
Ellen S.
location, knowledge of staff
Lisa S.
Was a good visit. Hygienist very good and Dr Purcell is a very friendly and good dentist
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  • Monday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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