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Teamwork involving self-care and professional care from your dentist will be beneficial in keeping your healthy smile as well as potentially slowing progression of diabetes.
Here are 8 health-related tips you can do to for both oral and overall optimal wellness:
- Control your blood sugar levels
- Use your diabetes-related medications as directed
- Changing to a healthier diet
- Exercising (even a little more) can help.
- Good blood sugar control will also help your body fight any bacterial or fungal infections in your mouth. Can also help relieve dry mouth caused by diabetes.
- Avoid smoking
- If you wear any type of denture, clean it each day
- Make sure you brush twice a day with a soft brush and clean between your teeth daily.
Finally, and no dentist can say this enough, see your dentist for regular checkups. Working together, you and your dentist can help minimize your problems due to diabetes.
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