Preventative Measures for Diabetes

Diabetes leads to an increased risk of the following oral health conditions:

  1. Periodontitis: infections and inflammation of the gums and bone that surround and support the teeth
  2. Gingivitis: unhealthy or inflamed gums
  3. Candidiasis: growth of naturally occurring fungus
  4. Xerostomia: dry mouth

 

IF you or someone you care for has diabetes or is pre-diabetic, it is important to take the necessary precautions to avoid these situations. Some preventative steps you can take are:

  1. Control your blood glucose levels
  2. Brush and Floss everyday
  3. Visit your dentist regularly and discuss your diabetic status with them
  4. Quit Smoking
  5. Drink Water frequently

 

Take the needed precautions a head of time so you don’t have face the consequences later. Learn more about how be smart about your oral health.

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