Diabetes and Oral Health Directory
Good oral health contributes to overall good health. Problems maintaining blood sugar levels can lead to more frequent or more severe oral health problems. Also, the condition impairs white blood cells and exposes a person to dry mouth, infection, and gingivitis. Another problem may include wounds that heal slowly. Additionally, dentist visits need to be carefully coordinated to avoid medication complications. Also, diabetes patients may be required to take antibiotics prior getting dental care or surgery. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about diabetes and oral health, what it looks like, treatments, and much more.
Dental Care and Diabetes
Good dental care is particularly important for people with diabetes. Find out why.
Diabetes and Dental Problems
Learn more from WebMD about how uncontrolled diabetes can lead to gum disease and infection.
Dental Tips for Diabetics
If you have diabetes, good dental care is essential to prevent complications associated with gum disease. Here are some tips to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Diabetes & Oral Health: How to Protect Your Teeth
Having diabetes can increase your risk of oral health problems, such as gum disease. And gum disease can interfere with blood sugar control. Learn how to protect your teeth.
20 Tips to Reduce Your Sleep Problems
Can't sleep? Start using the tips from this WebMD slideshow tonight to sleep better.
Can My Dentist Help Me With My Diabetes?
When you have diabetes, it can affect your whole body -- even your teeth and gums. A dentist explains the link.
Brush Up on Dental Care for Diabetes
Make healthy mouth habits part of your daily routine when you have diabetes.
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Diabetes and Your Mouth
High blood sugar can cause damage throughout the body, including in your mouth. See why oral and dental care is key when you have diabetes.
What Your Tongue Says About Your Health
Colors, spots, patches, and lumps can all give you clues about your health. Find out what your tongue is telling you.