Some patients often make the mistake of visiting their dentist only in an ‘emergency’. However, this could mean you missing out on valuable advice from your dentist to help you catch the first stages of gum disease before it causes you major problems, like pain, loosing your teeth and consequently struggling to eat the healthy food you know it´s better for you, like vegetables, fruits and protein.
Regular dental check-ups and periodontal examinations are very important for patients with diabetes. Treatment methods depend on the type of disease and how advanced the condition is, so treatment options could vary, whether you have decay, dry mouth, fungal infections or gum disease.
In between dental visits you should ensure you’re practicing proper oral hygiene by brushing at least twice a day, flossing daily or using interdental brushes, and brushing your tongue to reduce the accumulation of bacteria. In addition, keeping your blood sugar levels well managed and under control will help reduce the risk of developing periodontitis.
Have you ever been taught how to clean your teeth properly? If you are like most of us, you will be self taught at cleaning your teeth. This means that one of our useful oral hygiene instruction session will certainly improve your efficiency when cleaning your teeth, hence minimizing your chances of accumulating plaque and bacteria.
Why not arrange a consultation with our specialist for some advice and piece of mind? If we want to control Diabetes, every little helps.