Diabetes and Dental Care

If you’re living with diabetes, there’s a good chance that your mouth might need a little extra TLC.

Why? Diabetes and poor blood sugar control interfere with your body’s ability to fight infection and inflammation. This means those with diabetes are more susceptible to gum disease, oral infections and other tooth problems such as cavities and plaque. Diabetes can also cause uncomfortable dry mouth. On the flip side, poor oral care makes it tougher to keep blood glucose levels under control.

If you’ve got diabetes and are looking to keep your teeth and gums in tiptop shape, make sure you’re brushing and flossing twice a day. Also, schedule regular dental checks at least twice a year to make sure you stay on top of any potential oral health problems. The most important thing though, is to make sure you’re properly managing your blood sugar – this can help prevent oral infections, gum disease, dry mouth, thrush, and other issues linked to your diabetes.

For more information about caring for your teeth with diabetes, call Whispering Creek Dental today.

Posted on behalf of Whispering Creek Dental