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Dental Care in Diabetes

The most common major oral complication of diabetes is gum (periodontal) disease. In untreated, Diabetes gum disease can be very serious and lead to tooth loss.

Early warning signs of gum disease include: long-term bad breath or bad taste; swollen, red, tender, shrinking, or bleeding gums; pus between teeth; changes in bite, teeth position, or denture fit; and tooth loss.

  • Brush and floss after every meal and before bed time.
  • Use of soft-bristled brush and unwaxed floss.
  • Brush all surfaces of all teeth.
  • Lightly brush your tongue.
  • Massage your gums gently with finger or brush.
  • Use fluoride tooth-paste.
  • Eat a well-balanced diet.
  • Avoid foods high in spgar, especially foods that stick to teeth like raisins, caramel, and other chewy candies.
  • Visit your Dentist every three months for cleaning, polishing, inspection, and oral hygiene instruction.

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