Dental problems and diabetic

Dental problems and diabetic

People with poorly controlled diabetes are at greater risk for dental problems.

They're more likely to have infections of their gums and the bones that hold their teeth in place, because diabetes can reduce the blood supply to the gums.

High blood sugar may also cause dry mouth and make gum disease worse. Less saliva can allow more tooth-decaying bacteria and plaque buildup.

With good blood sugar control and dental care, you can avoid these problems.

Symptoms to watch for

You should call your dentist if you:

  • Have bleeding or sore gums
  • Get infections often
  • Have bad breath that won't go away

Prevent problems

Take good care of your gums and teeth. Brush and floss at least twice a day. Get a dental checkup every 6 months. Let your dentist know that you have diabetes.

Keep your blood sugar under control.

If you smoke, quit.

suburbs we service:

Cocoroc Dental problems and diabetes
Eynesbury Dental problems and diabetes
Hoppers Crossing Dental problems and diabetes
Laverton Dental problems and diabetes
Laverton North Dental problems and diabetes
Little River Dental problems and diabetes
Mambourin Dental problems and diabetes
Manor Lakes Dental problems and diabetes
Mount Cottrell Dental problems and diabetes
Point Cook Dental problems and diabetes
Tarneit Dental problems and diabetes
Quandong Dental problems and diabetes
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Werribee South Dental problems and diabetes
Williams Landing Dental problems and diabetes
Wyndham Vale Dental problems and diabetes
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Baxter Dental problems and diabetes

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