Gum Disease In Patients With Diabetes

We always want to help you stay as healthy as possible so we want to discuss the correlation between people with diabetes and potential gum disease. Often people with diabetes get gum disease more often than people who don’t have diabetes.

The professionals at Colgate explained that, “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’s important for you to keep your own teeth in order to eat healthier. Natural teeth help you chew foods better than you are able to with dentures. There are a few ways to prevent gum disease if you are at a higher risk for it and it’s best to have a dental checkup at least every six months.”

You definitely want to take good care of your teeth and your gums by brushing your teeth twice a day with a soft bristle toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Also, make sure to floss every day to clean between your teeth! If you happen to experience bleeding while you are brushing your teeth or eating go to the dentists. Tell your dentists about any other changes you see, such as white patches, in your mouth.

Our dentists at Artistic Touch Dentistry always want you taking impeccable care of your teeth, so give us a call at  321.724.1400 to schedule an appointment today!