Living with diabetes makes it much harder to keep a healthy mouth. Your blood sugar being out of balance makes you much more susceptible to cavities and gum disease due to the excess amounts of sugar or starch in your mouth. Often times saliva production is lessened and that can result in poor cleaning of the mouth and bacteria that needed to be cleansed. This can attribute to infections and things such as receding gums, periodontal disease or worse. It is imperative that you practice good oral hygiene, coupled with regular brushing, flossing and rinsing, as well as the proper diabetic diet, in order to prevent these problems. You should schedule regular dentist appointments for both professional cleanings and check ups.
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