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. 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.
Keeping a clean, healthy mouth you can be proud of involves more than just home care. Schedule appointments with your dentist at least every six months. And with any chronic illness, you may need to check in more often to ensure you are maintaining your oral health.