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Posted on: 27-03-15
Diabetes and oral health

The inabilities to fight bacteria when one is having diabetes can dental problems as well. Because, high blood sugar promote the growth of bacteria, that can lead to gum disease. You should be careful, if you have:
* Red, sore, bleeding, or swollen, gum
* Loose teeth
* Persistent bad breath

High blood sugar level in the blood supports the growth of fungal and bacterial infection. so it is always good to keep diabetes under control and keep your mouth healthy.

Seek advice from a dentist. Visit dentist at least twice a year. Share with the dentist about your history of diabetes and its medication. Dentist can guide you how to maintain your oral health.

After food growth of bacteria starts on your teeth, it releases an acid that can destroy the enamel of the teeth. The tartar formed under the lining of the gum is very difficult to remove. Having high blood sugar often makes gum disease worse. Brushing your teeth twice a day helps get rid of the bacteria from the mouth.

Flossing helps to remove plaque formed on the teeth. It can reach between the teeth, where a regular toothbrush can. Seek advice from a dentist for tips on how to floss.

Poorly maintained dentures can injure the gum that can lead to infections. So it's important to share with the dentist about any problem with the dentures. Remove and clean dentures daily to prevent the risk of infection.

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