Dental One Associates of Fairfax
9942 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22031

The Critical Connection Between Periodontal Disease and Diabetes

dca-blog-174-diabetes-and-dental-care

Have you heard the frightening findings that people with diabetes have a significantly higher chance of developing the severe gum disease known as periodontal disease? Learn more about this research and how to protect your smile.

The Pressing Problem with Diabetes and Oral Health

Studies suggest that the danger with periodontal disease and diabetes is due to blood sugar level. Many people with diabetes have trouble controlling their blood sugar. But when the blood sugar level is not controlled, the risk greatly increases for many dental problems, particularly periodontal disease. If you’re diabetic, you need to know about this risk with diabetes and teeth to save yourself from problems.

Simple Steps for Protection

Given these frightening findings on periodontal disease and diabetes, you must make every effort to take control of your health. Luckily, there are many small things you can do that can make a big difference. Start with these healthy hints:

  • Control your blood sugar level to prevent complications with diabetes and teeth.
  • Brush your teeth gently at least twice a day.
  • Floss once a day or more, as needed.
  • Keep your dentist aware of the state of your diabetes.
  • If your blood sugar level isn’t under control, postpone any non-emergency dental procedures.
  • See the dentist immediately if you notice dental problems.
  • Visit your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings every six months, or more often if you have a history of diabetes and oral health problems.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Fairfax, call Dental One Associates of Fairfax today at (703) 664-1990 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Fairfax. With 6 affiliated practices throughout Virginia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Fairfax, 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 Dental One Associates of Fairfax.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Overall professionalism
Tom S.
Dr. Miller is very personable and makes you feel very comfortable. My hygienist Masam, was very friendly and did a great job cleaning my teeth.
NCI C.
I was worried when Dr. Berman retired that Dental One may not live up to my expectations. It hasn’t. It has exceeded them with courteous, professional staff who are never gruff despite a very busy […]
Richard S.
Billing procedure is clumsy and difficult to understand
Victor T.
Outstanding work in cleaning!
James M.
I have been a patient of Dr. Miller for many years. He is a perfectionist in his field and he always insures that a procedure is done exactly right. I know it doesn’t come any better than that!
Sarah D.
Terrific service and my child loves his hygienist who clean his teeth
Adrian Z.
the professionalism of the entire staff. Every procedure was explained beforehand and during the procedure which I like. The best staff in Fairfax.7
William F.
Great service and care! . from front desk to the dr.s and the stuff. Thank you!
Beruk S.
Good service, professional staff
Rahmatullah K.
I feel my Cleaning by Masoon was very good and my Dental Check-up by Dr Miller was great. Both of them treated me very nice and made me feel welcome to be there.
Cheryl R.
Efficient and professional , they take time to answer any concerns . Dr Miller and Dr Lin outstanding . All staff is courteous .
Elizabeth I.
Appointment on time. Nice dentist. Good x-ray technician.
Janell W.
Good work, nice people, efficient.
Marilyn L.
I’ve been going to this practice since I was a child. I could not imagine going anywhere else. It is a few minutes from my home too
Joy G.
Friendly, courteous, professional atmosphere.
James D.
We have been going to Dr. Miller for over 35 years and have received expert care
David G.
I decided to pick this location as my primary dental office about 3 months ago. Since then I have had work done by Dr. Linn. He has been very informative, he is patient and sensitive to your needs. […]
Mckenzie C.
Very nice staff. The Dr is great.
Christin H.
Friendly and professional
Aileen S.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

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.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (703) 664-1990
Our Location