To maintain good health and a happy life, it is important for you to keep your mouth and body healthy. Here are a few ways:
Carefully manage your blood glucose levels.
Smoking worsens your oral problems. If you smoke a lot, ask us about help with reducing or quitting.
Make healthy food choices all the time.
Make sure you brush your teeth twice a day to prevent build up of plaque on your teeth.
Use a dental floss or inter-dental brushes to clean between your teeth.
If you use dentures, remove them overnight to give your gum tissues enough rest.
Keep checking your mouth regularly for signs of problems - bleeding gums, dryness, white patches or a bad taste in the mouth.