Optimum oral health care is linked to your overall health. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you will have to make adjustments to your oral health care routine. Individuals with diabetes are often more at risk for tooth decay and gum disease. This is because your body will not be able to process sugar properly; and your body could produce less saliva, creating the condition known as dry mouth. Saliva is essential for washing away debris and neutralizing harmful acids in your mouth.
If you are suffering from diabetes, it is important to let your dentist know so that a treatment plan can be crafted to meet your needs to ensure that going forward, your smile has the best chance for success. Because people who live with diabetes are at a higher risk for gum disease, and it is very important that you and your dentist monitor your periodontal health.
For more information about oral health care for diabetics, you can speak with Dr. Jee Lee and our team at Dental Group of Anaheim by calling us at 714-635-5500. If you require a comprehensive oral exam or routine checkups, our dentist office is located in Anaheim, California.