Oral health vs. ‘Diabetes’
All of us are required to take proper care of our oral hygiene to avoid any health issues related to our teeth & gums.
Diabetics are at higher risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease & other oral health problems.
Gum disease & abscesses, tooth decay, fungal infections like thrush, mouth ulcers, disturbances in taste sensation, dry and burning sensation in mouth due to low levels of saliva are some of the common oral health issues for diabetics.
Diabetes can have a huge impact on both your general and oral health, so it needs to be properly managed.
You can lower the risks by monitoring your sugar levels properly and performing good oral hygiene practices like brushing teeth at least twice a day, using soft bristle toothbrush and fluoridated mouthwash, flossing once a day, avoiding acidic and sugary food stuffs and drinks, drinking lots of water and having regular dental visits at least twice a year.