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5 Ways to Prevent Problems with Diabetes and Oral Health

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When you’re diabetic, you run a higher risk of having major dental problems. But you can prevent many problems with diabetes and teeth with these five simple steps.

Monitor Your Diabetes and Oral Health

If you have diabetes, it’s vital to watch your blood sugar and prevent it from getting too high or you put yourself at greater risk for tooth decay and periodontal disease. But by keeping your blood sugar under control, you can save yourself from these dental dangers.

Check for Signs of Dental Distress

Since periodontal disease and diabetes go hand-in-hand, you need to frequently check for early signs of problems. The most common include:

  • Swollen, sore gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Dry mouth
  • Oral pain
  • Loose teeth

If you notice any of these signs, go to your dentist immediately.

Brush Up on Your Brushing Habits

You need to brush your teeth at least twice a day, and preferably after every meal and snack. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a very gentle touch to avoid doing dental damage. This will keep your teeth and gums clean, which will reduce your risk of becoming one of the many people who experience both periodontal disease and diabetes.

Floss at Least Once a Day

Daily flossing removes the plaque between your teeth where your toothbrush just can’t reach. If this plaque is not removed, it can lead to complications with diabetes and teeth.

Go to the Dentist Regularly

Since prevention is your best protection, make sure that you visit your dentist for check-ups and cleanings at least twice a year. If you have a history of diabetes and oral health problems, you may need to go more often.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Westminster, call Dental One Associates of Westminster today at (410) 970-0292 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Westminster. With 12 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Westminster, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Westminster.

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