Dental healthcare professionals are part of the patient’s healthcare team. I do not separate the mouth from my patient’s body. Sure! Dentistry’s focus is the oral cavity, it’s a health specialty, but it does not negate the fact that we are trained professionals who can consult with patients about simple health issues that can lead them back to their primary care physician.
Because millions of us are at risk of having it, we should all immerse ourselves in educational information about the health condition. Of course, we will learn how, if not controlled, diabetes can affect our dental health.