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Teeth and Gum Problems With Diabetes

Posted on 12/19/2022 by Evan
Teeth and Gum Problems With DiabetesDiabetes can cause a slew of health concerns. High blood sugar has ramifications throughout the body, including the teeth and gums. When it comes to diabetes, you should be mindful of any concerns with your teeth and gums.

Problems To Look Out For

Diabetes can restrict blood flow to the gums, increasing the risk of gum disease. If you had poor oral health before to being diagnosed with diabetes, this risk is increased. Gingivitis and periodontitis are the two types of gum disease. Gingivitis is less dangerous, but if left untreated, it can progress to periodontitis. Diabetes, in addition to cutting off blood supply to the gums, lowers the body's response to infection, placing the gums at risk for gingivitis. If you have diabetes or know someone who does, you are aware that one of the most common symptoms is a dry mouth and a persistent thirst. This is an inconvenience, to be sure, but it may also lead to more serious tooth problems. Diabetes lowers saliva production in your mouth, making your teeth more susceptible to decay and contributing to gum disease.

Diabetic Oral Care

To successfully battle concerns such as gum disease and dry mouth, dental care and diabetes care must be done together. Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once a day. This will assist to prevent plaque accumulation and eliminate food particles that might cause tooth decay. For the best brushing results, consider using an electric toothbrush. By avoiding foods high in sugar, you will be able to manage your diabetes and your oral health. Consider going beyond the recommended minimum of two visits per year to ensure that your dentist can monitor your progress and watch for any changes in your mouth that may be related to diabetes. Let your dentist know that you have diabetes. This will help ensure that you receive the best treatment possible.

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