How Can I Help Prevent Dental Problems Associated With Diabetes?

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How can I help prevent dental problems associated with diabetes?

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Tejiri Onome 9 months 1 Answer 101 views Return Member 0

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  1. First and foremost, control your blood glucose level.

    Then take good care of your teeth and gums, along with regular dental check-ups every six months.

    Additional Oral Care Tips for Those with Diabetes

    • Have a dental checkup every six months, or as often as indicated by a professional.
    • Tell your dentist or hygienest that you have diabetes and any other medical condition.
    • Brush for two minutes a day with a toothpaste with an antigingival/antibacterial ingredient to help prevent gingivitis and one that accepted by the American Dental Association.
    • Contact your dentist or hygienist if you experience any of these signs of gum disease:
      • Gums that bleed or are red, puffy or swollen, or sore
      • Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
      • Changes in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
      • Pus that appears between your teeth and your gums
      • Constant bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth
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