High Blood Glucose and Oral Health

Having high blood glucose has an adverse effect on all your organs. In this post, we specifically address two problems that are caused in the mouth due to high blood glucose.

  1. Fungal infections: High blood glucose increases chances of fungal infections, such as thrush, in your mouth. This is presented as patches of white film or small red dots that are painful. 

  2. Dry mouth: High blood glucose increases chances of dry mouth, where the mouth becomes dry due to reduced saliva flow. This condition will make you vulnerable to tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath. 

In order to counter these potential problems, we advise you to manage your blood glucose levels by making healthy food choices and by regularly visiting your general health care provider.