Teeth shifting, Diabetes and Oral health
The human body evolves throughout time, but teeth are supposed to stay put. Tooth movement is an indication of difficulty and, if ignored, can progress to more serious problems. It could be due to an ailment, a habit, or a hereditary factor if you’re experiencing tooth movement. The following are some of the reasons why teeth migrate.
Jaw muscles and ligaments age naturally, much like the rest of the body. The ligaments, tissues, and fibers that make up the jaw weaken over time. Teeth can loosen over time, causing the bite to shift. Teeth can be affected by aging facial tissues. Lips contract as people get older, putting pressure on the outside of the bite and forcing teeth together. Changes in the structure are a natural aspect of aging, but they can also contribute to tooth mobility. Jawbones progress over the course of a person’s life. Finally, the force generated by lower teeth has the potential to drive upper teeth out of alignment. The teeth become misaligned, causing the bite to change and more teeth to shift. Mineral content in bones throughout the body tends to diminish over time, resulting in a loss in bone density. The jaw bone is included in this. Teeth-to-jaw connections might then become weak, causing teeth to shift. Grinding your teeth can wear them down and cause them to move. A study found that 10% of the population grinds their teeth. Many people do this unintentionally, resulting in unexplainable bite shifts. Tooth loss due to injury or illness can cause neighboring and opposite teeth to shift. Adults who have missing teeth run the danger of causing damage to their remaining teeth over time. Teeth will begin to shift naturally to cover the gap created by a missing tooth, whether vertically or laterally. Bite alignment is also affected by damaged teeth. Periodontal disease can cause tooth movement by destroying gum tissue and jaw bone. There are numerous more factors that might cause teeth to move.
Consult a dentist as soon as possible, regardless of the cause, to avoid future movement and to correct any teeth that have already been displaced.
Diabetes and oral health
People with diabetes who have fluctuating blood glucose levels have a higher risk of tooth decay and gum disease than those who do not have diabetes. This is because their immunity to infection is weakened, and they may not heal as quickly. If you have diabetes, you must pay special importance to your oral health and dental care, as well as keeping your blood glucose levels under control. Because the early signs and symptoms of diabetes can appear in the mouth, having a great concern for your dental health might help you be diagnosed and treated sooner. Periodontal disease, tooth decay, gum abscess, fungal infection, such as thrush, lichen planus (an inflammatory autoimmune skin illness), mouth ulcers, and taste changes are the most frequent oral health concerns affecting people with diabetes, dry burning mouth( low saliva levels), taste disturbances.
An infection causes periodontal disease, which damages the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth. This bone anchors your teeth to your jawbones, allowing you to chew with ease. Gum disease is caused by bacteria and food debris known as dental plaque, which is more common and severe in patients with low blood glucose levels. This is due to the fact that they have lesser resistance to infection and have a slower healing capacity. People with diabetes may have extra glucose in their saliva and a very dry mouth as their blood glucose levels rise. Dental plaque builds up on teeth as a result of these factors, resulting in tooth decay and cavities. Oral thrush is a fungal infection caused by an overgrowth of Candida Albicans, a yeast that naturally occurs in the mouth and is aggravated by diabetes.
If you have diabetes and want to avoid tooth and gum problems, follow your doctor’s diet and medication recommendations to keep your blood sugar levels as close to normal as possible. To keep your teeth and gums healthy, see your dentist on a regular basis for advice on proper home care, primary intervention, and routine preventive maintenance visits. Drink more water to avoid a dry mouth, and chew sugar-free gum to increase saliva production.