Diabetes and Oral Health

Diabetes is a known health problem that needs to be treated because it can cause problems all over the body, including in the mouth. Think about how the American Diabetes Association says that nearly 26 million children and people in the U.S. have diabetes. Dr. Motiwala wants you to know that diabetes can hurt your mouth health in a number of ways.

When people with diabetes have high glucose levels, those levels could also be helping bacteria grow, which is bad for their teeth in a big way. Some diabetics have mouth infections and symptoms that last for a long time.

Because of the risk, people with diabetes need to take extra care of their teeth. People with diabetes have different mouth care needs, so it’s very important that you tell your dentist about this.

Diabetes can cause tooth loss, gum disease, problems with the saliva glands, infections, slow healing, and other dental problems.

Everyone, and especially those who have been diagnosed with diabetes, should:

  • Be extra careful to brush and floss your teeth every day.
  • Watch for signs of oral disease and tell your doctor about them.
  • Tell the staff at Dr. Motiwala Dental Clinic & Implant Centre that you have diabetes when you go there.
  • Try to keep your blood sugar as normal as you can.

Here are some signs and symptoms:

  • Tender gums
  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Swollen gums
  • Pus between the teeth when the gums are pressed
  • Consistent bad breath
  • Consistent bad taste in the mouth
  • A bite that feels different
  • Thrush
  • Poor healing
  • Dry mouth

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