Hi everyone, I am in the process of writing a book about how Diabetes and Dentistry relate.

I am a dentist who is certified to treat Diabetes and as a pre-diabetics myself I thought it was time that
I wrote a book in regards to this subject. Especially one that everyone can understand,easy to read and very educational.

I would really appreciate it if you could give me some feedback as to what you would want to know. Imagine that you have come to may office and you can ask me anything you want. What would that question be?

There are many unanswered questions that need to be addressed and I would love to be the one who helps you find the answer.

Thank you in advance and God Bless you all!

Dr. Dominguez

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There was a discussion about dental health and D here a few months ago - sorry, I can't seem to find it.

I think the first question, albeit extremely broad, is how does D affect dental health? Does the sugar content in saliva rise with rises in BG causing more cavities? Thanks, this is an important topic for which I haven't seen a lot of resources.
Hi jrtpup,

Thanks so much for your reply. I truly agree its an extremely important topic.

Hi jrtpup,

The book is finally done. Please go to : goo.gl/5PM3Q so you can see it live.

Thanks so much for all your input.

Dr. Dominguez

I think a book is sorely needed in this area. I am fortunate, my dentist and perio are quite diabates savvy, monitoring my diabetes control and factoring it into their decisions. Dentists are actually in the front line, they could be a primary source of screening for diabetes as they often see the first indications of blood sugar problems in the teeth of their patients.

Personnaly, I have had dental problems clearly complicated by my diabetes. My gum problems have required me to be under the sustained care of a perio for years. My questions are

What are the recommendations for aggressive home dental care for patients with diabetes (are they different than for non-diabetics)?

What do you think of the use of oral irrigators and various mouth washes and rinses?

Are xylitol gums particularly helpful?
Hi bsc,

Thanks so much for your input. These are great questions.

God Bless!

Hi bsc,

the book if finally done. Go to : http://goo.gl/5PM3Q and check it out.

Thanks again for all your input.

Dr. Dominguez

I have periodontal disease. I wrote this many years ago; most of the references and cites are still valid: Teeth, Gums, Diabetes and Death

I hope you find it useful.

Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia
Everything in Moderation - Except laughter

Hi Alan,

Your Story unfortunately is not and exception. In my practice I see this daily and I beg patients that Periodontal Disease is truly very dangerous for a person with Diabetes. My father died from complications due to this and other factors. So its very close to my heart. I also feel that he is guiding me (in a way) to help others and spread the word.
With your permission I would like to include your story in a presentation I am giving on National Diabetes Day Nov. 12, 2011.
Many people do not realize the impact Periodontal disease has on a person with Diabetes. But with your Story you can help by helping me save lives.

I would also like to reference your story in my book. Of course without using your name.

Thank you and God Bless!

Hi Alan S,

The book is finally done! Please go to : http://goo.gl/5PM3Q to check it out.

Thanks again for all your input.

Dr. Dominguez

Hi Judith,

The book is finally done. Please go to check it out here: http://goo.gl/5PM3Q.

Thanks so much for your support.

Dr. Dominguez

Hello. I have a question about something I just read . Have you ever heard of a Book ( How to reverse Diabetes now by Matt Traverso from england)? I read a letter that he and another doctor wrote and it made a lot of since . He was saying in ref to our body and a car that if we put garbage such as bad foods in over time our body or car would start to not run rite and eventually break down. He was refering to bad foods ect. He suggested many good foods and how they would help regulate the body over time to help rejuvenate the organs in the body to reduce pillls and insulin. the letter makes a lot of since and in the past month I have several friends that are now type 2. Seems weird so many people are starting to get this desease. Makes the letter seem even more convensing that changing food habits and exercising play a big part in the desease. It talked about how over time medicines ect are part of the problem because of effects they have on the body and organs over time. sometimes causeing even more complications with organs. Reading the letter it was exciting because it really made since and so much money is going to research with no cure in site. the fact people dont even have this in there family and just show up with it amazes me. why would they really allow a cure if they lost a lot of money. Think of this. We find a cure. doctors, pharmacys, hospital ect lose money and wow what would they do than. Hope I'm making some since its late and I'm tired. Hope to here back very interested. Kimberly
Hi Kimberly,

No I have not heard of Book. Diabetes if its type2 can be reversed unlike Periodontal Disease as Alan mentioned has NO cure. This is why its so important that once you are Diagnosed with Gingivitis you treat it immediately. That is the ONLY form on gum disease that is reversible. Once go pass into Early Periodontics then its to late.
I feel that there are cures for many diseases but since you mentioned many interests would lose a lot of money we are kept in the dark.

Thanks for your post, God Bless!




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