Diabetes and Oral Care

Anyone with diabetes needs to take extra care of their mouth. This is because people with a poor glycemic control are at a higher risk of developing problems in the mouth. Conversely, people with poor oral health experience problems in controlling their blood glucose levels. To prevent dental problems, you need to take good care of your teeth and gums. Some of the most common dental problems for people with diabetes are:

  1. Different types of gum diseases that will eventually lead to paining gums and bleeding gums. 

  2. Fungal infections, especially for people who use dentures. 

  3. Dry mouth symptoms and impairment of taste.