People with poorly controlled diabetes are at greater risk for dental problems.
With good blood sugar control and dental care, you can avoid these problems.
Symptoms to Watch for
You should call your dentist if you:
- Have bleeding or sore gums
- Get infections often
- Have bad breath that won't go away
Take good care of your gums and teeth. Brush and floss at least twice a day. Rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash daily. Get a dental checkup every 6 months. Let your dentist know that you have diabetes.
Keep your blood sugar under control.
If you smoke, quit.