Taking care of the body is something that we all should make sure to do regularly, after all we only get one. When you take the necessary steps toward being healthy by choosing to eat better and lead a more active lifestyle, the benefits are felt throughout your whole body.
Those who suffer from diabetes (a failure of the pancreas to properly process and convert sugar that is taken in from food) need to be extra careful when it comes to how they take care of their bodies, especially when it comes to the teeth and gums. Here are some important tips to consider if you suffer from diabetes and want to maintain your dental health:
– Control your blood sugar levels. Use your diabetes-related medications as directed, changing to a healthier diet and even exercising more can help. Good blood sugar control will also help your body fight any bacterial or fungal infections in your mouth and help relieve dry mouth caused by diabetes.
– Avoid smoking.
-If you wear any type of denture, clean it each day.
-Make sure to brush twice a day with a soft brush and floss correctly daily. See your dentist for regular checkups.
Consult with both your doctor and your Ottawa dentist to ensure that your diabetes is under control and that your efforts toward better dental health are working properly.