Diabetes and your teeth: Tips for dental care3
Managing your blood glucose levels can help prevent dry mouth and ensure that your gums and teeth stay healthy.
To keep your teeth and gums healthy:
- Brush and floss your teeth properly.
- Remove and clean dentures daily.
- Have a dental check-up every six months, if possible.
- Postpone any dental work which isn’t an emergency when your blood glucose levels are not in control (high).
3 American Diabetes Association. (ADA) – Diabetes and Oral Health Problems. Accessed online June 24, 2018 @ http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/treatment-and-care/oral-health-and-hygiene/diabetes-and-oral-health.html