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People with diabetes need special dental care

Author: Vu Le ( Social Network of Care )
Posted: 09/24/2012 @ 5:03 am

People with diabetes need special care in terms of oral hygiene. Diabetics get gum disease more often and blood sugar is harder to control if you have infections. Brushing, using a soft bristles, twice a day is recommended. It is advisable to see the dentist every 6 months for dental and periodontal exams, and to be able to present your concerns. 

Author: Dr. Steffany Mohan ( Social Network of Care )
Posted: 04/06/2016 @ 0:45 am

Hi Vu Le, you are correct that people with diabetes get gum disease more often than people who do not have diabetes. Gum infections can make it hard to control blood sugar. Once a gum infection starts, it can take a long time to heal. If the infection is severe, teeth can loosen or even fall out. Good blood sugar control can prevent gum problems. It is important you should take good care of your teeth and gums. At least twice a day, brush your teeth with a soft bristle toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Use dental floss every day to clean between the teeth.

 
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