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.
- Pour 20ml (4 teaspoons) of Listerine® Antiseptic mouthwash into a cup
- Empty the cup into your mouth. Do not dilute with water
- 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.
- During rinsing, swish in your mouth
- 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