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Your Orthodontic Treatment And American Diabetes Month In November Philadelphia, PA
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November is American Diabetes Month. Diabetes affects over 20 million Americans in the United States, so there is a good chance that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment and you have diabetes at the same time. If this is you, then there are special considerations to keep in mind as you continue to care for the health of your teeth while having orthodontic work on your teeth at the same time. You can read more about diabetes here on the American Diabetes Association’s website.
Whether you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment, or not, it’s important to maintain proper dental care if you have diabetes. Patients with diabetes are at a higher risk of gum disease and oral infections because they have increased bacterial production. This higher production rate is from higher glucose levels in saliva. Patients with diabetes also typically have less saliva, higher levels of sugar in oral fluids and loss of gum tissue.
During your orthodontic treatment it’s important for patients with diabetes to:

  • Ensure that you are properly navigating your braces and other orthodontic treatments to prevent gum disease. Brush at least two times a day and floss one time per day.
  • Control your blood glucose.
  • Visit your dentist regularly.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Regularly exercise and control your diet.

If your orthodontics that you are utilizing suddenly do not fit right or if your gums are sore, be sure to contact Broad Street Braces. We want to ensure that all of our patients’ mouths are healthy and free from infection during your orthodontic treatment.

Posted on behalf of Broad Street Braces

1819 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA , 19148

Phone: (215) 234-3030


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Our Patient Reviews

Broad Street Braces

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Based on 387 reviews

Felicia W

Excellent staff, excellent service with trusty expertise. It was overall a great experience for my son and myself. We are highly satisfied with all the services performed today.

Alisa O

I am pleased with this Orthodontist location because they are very prompt with appointments. It's never a long wait. The staff is kind and willing to fix misunderstandings quickly. They actually play relaxing music in the office. My favorite staff member is Trinh because she answers questions gracefully. Trinh always greets me with a smile. Glad I chose this dental office.

Phuong H

Really nice office. Very clean and modern. Everyone is friendly, especially Trinh. She is great. Love taking my son here.

Refie H

The staff is really friendly, very satisfied with the service. The place is cozy, and also clean, seriously I recommend it to anyone who wanted to have the braces on

Kevin A

My mom received THE BEST service here. Consultations & visits were a breeze & the staff was always so kind. Their bilingual employee, Sara, was very helpful because my mom only speaks Spanish.

Hung C

This is my son’s first time here. This Office is very nice and very professional. Great service. Mrs. Trinh did an excellent job helping us translate Vietnamese. She is really nice and did a great job! Thank you so much!

Angela D

Great experience!! welcoming and good at what they do. Ask for amanda- she's the best!

Thang N

Many friends told me that Trinh always does a great job and I am very lucky today to have her put my braces on! They look great. I am looking forward to coming back for my second appoinment. The treatment coordinator, Rachel is very friendly and welcoming. She is awesome. I would recommend anyone who is interested in braces to come to Broad Street Braces. You would love Dr. Neil!