Safeguarding your smile for diabetics

Posted by Info Bays Dental

 

According to the Australian Dental Association (ADA), having diabetes puts you at a greater risk of tooth decay, gum disease or dry mouth. ADA advises the best way to avoid teeth, mouth and gum problems is to go back to basics by brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, clean in between the teeth once a day, have regular check ups and rinse with water or chew gum after eating sugary foods. Also be on the look out for the following symptoms:

  • Tooth discolouration
  • Cavities
  • Pain when eating hot or cold sweet foods or drinks
  • Pain that lasts for a long time or causes your mouth to throb
  • Bleeding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Gaps appearing between your teeth
  • A lingering bad taste in your mouth or bad breath

If you have any of the above symptoms or concerns about your teeth, even if you're not diabetic, make an appointment with one of our dentists today.

Source: Diabetic Living