Newsletter - 2018 April
Can diabetes affect my oral health?
People with diabetes are at a higher risk of experiencing oral health problems such as gum disease, dry mouth, cavities, and thrush.
Gum disease (gingivitis) is an infection below the gum line along your teeth.
Dry Mouth and Cavities
Due to the number of medications taken, you are more likely to get new cavities or to develop cavities under fillings you already have.
Thrush is a type of yeast infection, and people with diabetes are at greater risk of getting thrush.
For these reasons, it is important to keep your mouth healthy.
What can you do to protect your oral health?
Keep your blood glucose at a healthy level. Blood glucose levels that go up and down can increase your risk of experiencing oral health problems.
Brush your teeth twice a day with a toothpaste that has fluoride.
Clean between your teeth daily with floss or another interdental cleaner.