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  • Writer's pictureDr. Nancy A. Barnett

Diabetes and Oral Health

If you have diabetes, your oral health can be directly affected if your blood sugars are not controlled.  The effects of uncontrolled diabetes in your mouth can include gum disease, dry mouth and cavities, thrush and burning mouth sensations.  You may also heal significantly slower than non-diabetic patients.

So what can you do to prevent these issues?  Maintain a good blood sugar level and

HA1c, brush at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, clean between your teeth with interdental bushes or floss and see your dentist regularly.

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