8 Ways People with Diabetes can have Healthy Gums and Teeth

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Research shows if you have diabetes, you have a higher risk of dental problems. Learn what you can do to protect your teeth and gums.

How Diabetes can Damage your Dental Health
While anyone can have dental problems, people with diabetes tend to have problems with teeth and gums more often. See, dental damage begins when a film of germs called plaque builds up on your teeth. Over time, this plaque can lead to tooth decay, swollen gums, and gum disease. High blood glucose encourages plaque to grow. Since people with diabetes often have higher blood glucose, this makes it more difficult to maintain healthy gums and teeth. If you suffer from diabetes, you need to be proactive to protect your dental health.

8 Ways an Affordable Dentist can Save your Smile

  1. Tell your family dentist that you have diabetes.
  2. Keep your blood glucose level as close to normal as you can.
  3. Practice good oral hygiene at home, brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing at least once each day.
  4. Visit a dental clinic for professional cleanings and check-ups twice a year. Since you have diabetes, your family dentist may want to see you more frequently.
  5. Ask the hygienist at your dental clinic to show you the best brushing and flossing techniques and products.
  6. Call an affordable dentist immediately if you notice any problems with your teeth and gums
  7. Take care of any dental problems you experience as soon as possible.
  8. Ask your primary physician and family dentist if switching your diabetes medication can help you maintain healthy gums and teeth.

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