Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS
1755 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001

Discover the Biting News about Diabetes and Teeth

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If you’re diabetic, you can’t afford to ignore the latest research on diabetes and oral health problems. Learn about your risk and how to protect your health.

A Look at the Link Between Diabetes and Oral Health

If you’re diabetic, you need to know that research has shown a reciprocal relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes. Along with diabetics having a greater chance of developing the severe form of gum disease called periodontal disease, merely having periodontal disease makes blood sugar rise and makes it more difficult to control. As a result, each disease worsens the other and causes major problems with both diabetes and oral health.

A Mutual Menace

Since 22 percent of people with diabetes have periodontal disease, this relationship appears to be very real. If you have diabetes, it’s vital to be aware of the problems that come with having both periodontal disease and diabetes. The most frequent include:

  • Swollen or bleeding gums, which are an early sign of gum disease
  • Greater risk of oral infections
  • Dry mouth, due to less saliva and certain medications
  • Higher risk of cavities due to less saliva

Save Your Life and Your Smile

Now that you know about the potential for problems with diabetes and teeth, it’s important to protect your health in every way. To help you take control of your diabetes and oral health, follow these six steps:

  1. Control your blood sugar levels.
  2. Be sure to take all of your diabetes-related medications.
  3. Eat a healthy diet.
  4. Avoid or stop smoking.
  5. Maintain good dental habits at home, including brushing twice a day and flossing daily.
  6. Visit your dentist for checkups and cleanings at least twice a year. If you have a history of diabetes and teeth problems, you may need to go more often.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Abington, call Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS today at (215) 310-5826 or make an appointment.

Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Abington. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS, 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 Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS.

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Excellent customer service and expert dental work.
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I had a pleasant experience! Everyone was so friendly, and the service was so quick.
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No complaints at all - Dr. Finkelman was kind and considerate of how I felt.
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My anxiety was high while waiting to have my small procedure done, however I put right at ease when I sat in the chair. Although timely, I was made […]
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Denise G.
All the dentists I have been to these two know what to do...I used to ask my old dentist what he's doing today with dr machlus I just let him do his […]
Christoph D.
For a procedure I dread, both dentist and assitant were sensitive and explained what they were doing.
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We love Dr. Machlus!!!
Anonymous
Dr. Machlus was wonderful with my daughter. He explained everything that he was going to do and made sure she was comfortable the entire visit.
Elizabeth D.
So painless that I fell asleep during a root canal.
Terrell C.
Everyone was excellent!
Barton A.
Excellent level of care.
Irving T.
Have been coming to this office for many, many years. I am always treated with respect and professionally.
Pat D.
I had a question of an item Dr Finkleman had done to my mouth. I returned and he explained again and things are perfect.
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Dr. Stephen Finkelman and his staff are wonderful. I know that I am in good hands whenever I go. The office is clean, the staff is friendly and they […]
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Patrick M.
Always a great experience. Hardly any pain and very caring. Informs you of every step as he does it.
Anonymous
Dr. Finkelman is wonderful; staff is pleasant and efficient. The music in the exam room was too loud for my taste.
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I had an excellent experience. I recovered quickly from my root canal.
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I always feel confident that my teeth are in the best hands when Dr. Machlus is treating me. Thank you.
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Patrick M.
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Dr. Machlus is the most caring and skilled Dentist. His staff are just as warm and professional.
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The staff was very friendly and I received a very thorough examination.
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Dr. Machlus and Donna are wonderful!! Very kind and gentle!!
Denise G.
Have been with Dr. Machlus for many, many years. He is always the professional and you leave his office knowing that you were in good hands. He only […]
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My experience with the doctor I was very pleased! Thank you for making my visited a pleasantly one.
Connie P.
Over the years I've had many Dentists ranging from one really bad one to the absolute best, Dr. Finkelman. Thank you!
Paul S.
Very nice staff, was a little nervous and embarrassed about my teeth but they made me feel at ease.
Anonymous
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Richard C.
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Carol M.
Fabulous job. I was in and out in a half hour, and the novacaine wore off by the time I got home. The filling looks fantastic, and the tooth issues […]
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  • Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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