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By Dr. Charles Bohle
March 03, 2015
Category: Oral Health

diabetes and dental health






Diabetes and Dental Health

Did  you know that your diabetes is related to your dental health?  Besides being a serious and potentially life shortening disease, you level of diabetic control can be seen in your mouth.  If you have soft and bleeding gums, frequent mouth  ulcers or fungal infections, or spoting or burning on your tongue, it could be sign that your diabetes is not well controlled.

The best way to keep your mouth healthy if you have diabetes is to keep your blood sugar under control.  If you do a good job with your daily cleaning and still have mouth syptoms then it is because of you poor blood sugar levels.  It is vital that you visit your physician regularly to get your A1C level monitored.  That gives a great indication of how well you have recently been doing in controlling your sugar.

Of course you must see your dentist regulary and ask to to look for any signs of poor diabetic control.  If you have are a person who normally has gum problems or infections, then having diabetes will make that much harder to control.  Also, smoking with diabetes  is a really bad combination for good oral health.

So do the things you know you should do.  Regular visits to you dentist and MD, monitor your blood sugar and do your a good job with your daily cleanings.

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