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Dental Hygiene and Diabetes



Quite often, we either hear or see advertisements that promote optimum physical health, but rarely do we ever hear discussions on the importance of oral health care. When we pay close attention to our bodies – yes, even our gums, teeth and tongue – we leave less room for bacteria and infection to harm us. But for those who suffer with diseases such as Type I or Type II diabetes, the body's resistance to oral infection can be lowered drastically, ultimately causing gum disease, and making it harder to control sugar levels.

According to the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC) high levels of glucose, also referred to as sugar, do encourage harmful bacteria to grow. Glucose is present through our saliva and when untreated and combined with sugars found in food, plaque buildup can occur in hard to reach places. Once plaque has accumulated and settled, glucose levels are then harder to maintain and very dangerous.

Remember, gum disease often has little to no symptoms, so regular brushing (twice a day), flossing and visits to both your dentist and primary care doctor are of vital importance. Our bodies and mouths have much more of an intimate relationship than we often fathom to realize. If we are proactive in all areas of health and wellness, the more control we will have over our lives.



shutterstock 155769509Dr. Akbar
Dr. Akbar is among the top cosmetic dentists in the Marietta and Alpharetta, GA area. Her specialized training combined with the latest technology and techniques, provides her patients with compassionate care and professional expertise.

After graduating with a bachelor's degree of Science and Biology from Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia, she went on to attend the Medical College of Georgia where she received her D.M.D.

From there, Dr. Akbar furthered her studies at Oklahoma University in Oklahoma City where she received a postgraduate degree in advanced education in general dentistry. She was licensed by the Georgia Board of Dentistry in 1990 and began practicing in Atlanta by 1991. She has been in private practice at her current location for the past 17 years. During that time she has completed extensive training and obtained her implant fellowship.

Dr. Akbar continuously gives back to those in need, that desire nothing more than a beautiful smile and wants everyone to share her passion for a healthy, beautiful smile!

Professional Affiliations:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Georgia Dental Association
  • The American Academy of
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • The Seattle Study Club of Atlanta
  • The Dental Organization of
  • Conscious Sedation

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