Diabetes and bad oral health tend to be related. Being a diabetic can be difficult as it is. You don’t want to have to worry about your smile too, right? Right. Getting in the habit of doing the easy things can help prevent much greater problems later on. Dr. Rafla would be delighted to help you care for your smile by giving you some helpful tips.
First, care for your teeth and gums by keeping up on oral hygiene regularly. You’ll want to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste to brush your smile twice a day. Try an easy-to-use flossing product to clean the crevices between your teeth at least once a day – preferably in the evening, so your teeth are squeaky clean while you sleep. If possible, rinse your mouth daily with antiseptic mouthwash.
Second, if your gums ever bleed while you are eating or while brushing your teeth, it’s time to visit Dr. Rafla. It’s also vital to tell him about any abnormal changes in your mouth.
Third, make sure to visit Dr. Rafla every six months for a routine cleaning and exam. During your appointment, you’ll want to mention that you are diabetic. Your dentist can give you the tips you need to properly care for your teeth and gums.
If you have any queries about how to take care of your oral health, please remember that our dental team at our clinic in Marlborough, MA, is more than happy to help you. All you need to do is contact our office by dialing 508.499.3566 today!