How to Maintain a Strong Smile When You Have Diabetes

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Do you have diabetes? If so, your smile is vulnerable to many dental issues, as you may have already known. This is why it’s strongly recommended to keep a close eye on your teeth and gums. You need to care for them on a regular basis so you can maintain a strong and healthy smile. To help you do so, our dentists have some helpful tips and recommendations.

Recommendation No. 1: Take good care of your teeth and gums regularly. This means you need to keep up on oral hygiene, and it’s best to use a soft-bristled toothbrush, fluoride toothpaste, antiseptic mouthwash, and floss to do so. Keeping up on oral hygiene can help you prevent major dental issues, like gum infection.

Recommendation No. 2: If you ever have bleeding gums when you brush your teeth or eat food, visit your dentists as soon as possible. It’s also important to tell our dental team about any abnormal changes in your mouth, like discoloration in your gums.

Recommendation No. 3: Visit AZ Dental every six months for a professional dental cleaning and exam. During your appointment, tell our team that you have diabetes. Feel free to ask any questions you have. Your dentists can give you the tips you need so you can keep your oral health in tip-top shape. Our dental team can also give you any treatment you might need during this appointment.

Call AZ Dental at 408-295-1100 if you would like additional tips and recommendations on how to take good care of your oral health in San Jose, California. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment if you’re due for your six-month checkup or if you have an oral health concern. We are here to help you in any way we can!