Post by: / June 30, 2017

Diabetes – Undercover Enemy for Your Dental Health

You all know about the catastrophic effects of diabetes such as, it can harm kidneys, heart, eyes and many other organs of the body. Do you have any clue that diabetes can damage your dental health too?

Those people who have uncontrolled diabetes can attract more oral diseases. There are more chances for them to catch gum disease, cavities, fungal infections and other oral diseases, some of them are stated below:

  • It’s difficult for diabetic patients to fight off infections that lead to gum disease

  • Uncontrollable Diabetes can cause slow healing after any surgery, and same goes with dental surgeries.

  • Term ‘Xerostomia’ is used to describe the problem of having a dry mouth. It is observed as a common problem among people with diabetes. Saliva helps to wash out food particles and keep the mouth soggy. Dry mouth can lead to produce bacteria that can irritate tissues and cause inflammation, hence teeth get more prone to putrefy.

So, that was a brief intro about how diabetes can harm your teeth, but don’t worry, you can guard your teeth and oral health easily. Here’s how…

  • Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day is a must!

  • Rinse your mouth with antibacterial/mouthwash, it helps curtail bacteria and save your mouth from getting a plaque upsurge.

  • In case you find any irritation or experience bleeding gums then immediately contact your dentist. Sometimes small things cause bigger problems.

  • If your teeth are prone to plaque and/or tartar then have your teeth cleaned by your dentist at least every six months.

  • Your dentist must know that you have diabetes, provide him with all the details about drugs you take. It can help him treat your dental problems in a better way. Your dentist can also suggest you dental rituals accordingly.

  • Keeping your glucose level in control can help you curb down the chances of dental diseases.

  • Use toothpaste that contains fluoride in it. It prevents tooth decay.

  • Choose soft toothbrush & brush your teeth gently to avoid bleeding gums.

  • Don’t avoid dental checkups.

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