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Diabetes and Dental Health

Posted on 5/9/2022 by Advanced Dental Associates
Diabetes and Dental HealthA person's entire body, including teeth and gums, might be implicated by high blood sugar levels, resulting in diabetes. Fortunately, this is wonderful news as you have the power to restrain yourself from the disease. Find out what you're dealing with, and then take control of your oral health.

In type 1 and type 2 diabetes, blood sugar control is essential to a healthy lifestyle. The more sugars and starches your body generate, the more acid your teeth are exposed to, and the faster your teeth are eroded.

Increased blood sugar levels can cause a variety of health problems

There are a wide variety of bacteria living in your mouth. Plaque builds on your teeth due to food and drink starches and sugars coming into contact with the microorganisms. The acids attack your teeth in plaque (enamel and dentin). As a result, cavities and gum disease become the order of the day.

It is more probable for the fungus Candida albicans, which is responsible for thrush, to increase in people who have diabetes. If you have thrush, you might have unsightly white or red spots in your mouth, which are quite uncomfortable.


Dental care is an important part of managing diabetes to keep it from causing harm to your teeth and gums. Our doctors will advise how to keep your blood sugar level within your target range. When suffering from diabetes, you are less likely to develop gum disease and other dental issues if you keep your blood sugar under control.

When you floss, you eliminate plaque from both the surfaces of your teeth and the gums. The waxed form of dental floss is best for those who struggle to get it through their teeth. When the floss is difficult to manage, use a floss holder.

Gum disease and tooth loss can result from smoking, which raises the risk of diabetes-related problems. If you're a smoker, consult our doctors about ways to kick the habit out and get your life back on track.

Diabetes management is a long-term commitment, and that includes dental care. Please make an appointment with a specialist at our clinic today for healthy living.
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