Care of Your Teeth and Gums When You Have Diabetes
diabetes have a greater risk for gum (periodontal)
disease when blood sugar is high. And gum disease can cause higher blood sugar levels, which makes it hard to fight infection, including infections in the mouth.
To help prevent dental problems, each
Keep your blood sugar levels within your target
Brush your teeth at least twice.
pressing the floss against your teeth and not your gums.
areas where your gums are red or painful.
To help prevent dental problems, see your dentist every 6
months. Before dental work starts, remind your dentist that you have diabetes.
Many dental treatments can affect your blood sugar.
prevent dental problems:
See your dentist right away if you think you have
Delay dental surgery if your blood sugar levels are
higher than your target range. High blood sugar levels increase your risk of
getting an infection after surgery.
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