Why Diabetic Patients Should Care About Oral Health
If you are a patient who has diabetes it is very important to have very good oral hygiene health as if your blood glucose levels are poorly controlled you are more likely to develop serious gum disease, normally diabetic patients do not heal as quickly and loose more teeth as non-diabetic patients. Gum disease also can be a causing factor in a patient’s blood sugar rising and may make the patient’s diabetes harder to control.
There are other oral health problems which can be associated to diabetes and these include: thrush (this is an infection caused by fungus that grows in the mouth), dry mouth which can cause soreness, ulcers, infections and cavities.
Here at the Marylebone Implant Centre we recommend that you have regular dental check ups and hygienist visits in order to maintain good oral hygiene. Taking care of your teeth and gums will assist you in controlling any mouth infections which may occur and will help maintain good diabetic control. If you wear dentures please ensure that you remove and clean your dentures daily and we also strongly recommended that you avoid Smoking.
If you require any further information on why we believe diabetic patients should care about their oral health then please do not hesitate to contact us on 020 34342934 or email us on: [email protected]