Managing Chronic Conditions
Periodontal (gum) disease can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. Patients with chronic conditions like diabetes are also more likely to develop oral problems. Regular, preventive dental care and treatment can help lower blood sugar, decrease risk of heart attack, and manage health outcomes.
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- Virginia Health Catalyst Integration Model: Chronic Disease
- Oral Health and Risk for CV Disease (Cleveland Clinic)
- Article: Diabetes and Oral Health Promotion: A Survey of Disease Prevention Behaviors (JADA, 2000)
- Periodontal Disease and Systemic Health (Resource list from American Academy of Periodontology)
Patients with Diabetes
Patients with Heart Disease
- Will Taking Care of My Teeth Help Prevent Heart Disease? (Mayo Clinic)
- Heart Disease and Oral Health (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
- Oral Health and Cardiovascular Disease (Mayo Clinic)
Patients with HIV
Additional Resources for Chronic Care Management
- Inflammation in the Mouth and Joints in Rheumatoid Arthritis (International & American Associations for Dental Research, 2015)