Whether you are diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, unmanaged glucose levels increase the risk of some oral health conditions such as: Gingivitis, Cavities, Tooth Decay and Periodontal disease. If you have diabetes, it is vital to take your dental care seriously and practice oral hygiene every single day. Here are a few recommendations in keeping your dental health in check:
Good Hygiene. Practicing excellent hygiene to your mouth will impact your health tremendously. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day as well as flossing regularly helps in removing plaque between the teeth and gum line. This is most crucial after meals using a soft toothbrush to be easy on your gums. Good hygiene also includes being aware of the condition of your gums and teeth.
Managing your Diabetes. Controlling your high blood sugar levels reduces your risk of developing gingivitis and keeps your overall oral health positive.
Regular Visits. It is important to visit your dentist a couple times a year, especially if you have diabetes. In fact, getting a professional tooth cleaning and dental exam is crucial because dentist can detect any early dental issues before they have time to develop into something more serious.
Overall, keeping your diabetes and oral health in line takes personal effort. Monitoring your blood sugar levels, taking your medication and maintaining a happy and healthy lifestyle and diet all play their own roles in staying healthy. Make sure to receive proper dental care as well and manage the lifespan of your body and teeth!
About Johnson Family Dentistry
We are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long, lasting smiles!
We feel that the purpose of our practice is to provide optimum dental care for each of our patients. It is our mission to deal with each person as if they were a member of our family and treat them as we would want to be treated ourselves.
Our Services include the following; Bonding, Crowns & Bridgework, Dental Implants, Fillings, General and Cosmetic Dentistry, Oral Cancer Screenings, Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, Porcelain Veneers, Professional Teeth Cleanings, Removable Dentures, Root Canal Treatment, Sealants, Teeth Whitening, TMJ/TMD Treatment, and Tooth Extractions. We are conveniently located next to Publix Super Market in The Shoppes at Eastwood. Contact us Today at (407) 282-0002