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Dental Problems due to High Blood Sugar

Dental Problems due to High Blood SugarThose who suffer from diabetes not only have to worry about an increased risk for additional medical problems due to high blood glucose levels, but they are more at risk for oral health complications as well. Individuals with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes need to pay attention to proper oral hygiene and taking care of their mouths to reduce the risk for oral health problems.


Those with diabetes are more prone to fungal infections, including the oral variety known as thrush. If you have diabetes, you can reduce your risk for oral fungal infections with regular brushing, flossing, and use of a mouth rinse if recommended by the dentist. See your dental provider immediately if you notice and sores or white spots that may signal the onset of thrush.


While a dry mouth can occur for anyone, this condition occurs more frequently in those with diabetes. Saliva helps to clear excess food particles and bacteria from the teeth. Lack of saliva can lead to tooth decay and an increased risk for gum disease. Check with your dental provider for solutions that are right for you.


Periodontal gum disease occurs more frequently in those with diabetes. Tender, bleeding gums are often a first sign. Left untreated, gum disease causes bacteria to enter the bloodstream, increasing the risk of other health problems. Be sure to notify our West Hollywood dentist that you have diabetes to get the recommendations that are best for your situation.


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