Diabetes and Dental Care: Rinsing for Diabetic People

When you’re living with diabetes, you are more susceptible to gum inflammation and you’re at a higher risk for developing the advanced stage of gum disease – periodontitis. Maintaining a consistent oral care routine is crucial to your oral health.

Mouthwash for Diabetics: Rinsing and Oral Care Routine for Diabetic People

The basic steps of daily brushing, flossing and rinsing are the same for you as for everyone who wants a cleaner, healthier mouth, but vigilance is key. Refer to the tips below for guidance.

  1. Pour 20ml (4 teaspoons) of Listerine® Antiseptic mouthwash into a cup
  2. Empty the cup into your mouth. Do not dilute with water
  3. Swish for a full 30 seconds. (Try counting 30 in your head or using a stopwatch). Don't worry if you can't get 30 seconds the first time - it gets easier each time you try.
  4. During rinsing, swish in your mouth
  5. Spit the solution out in the sink

Tip: Check in with your dentist more often to ensure you are being proactive about your oral health