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Diabetes and Teeth

Good food is good for your teeth. 

  • Keep your teeth and gums healthy;
  • Use a soft tooth brush;
  • Use fluoride tooth paste twice a day, morning and night before bed.

If you don’t take care of your teeth, you will be at risk of:

  • Mouth infections and ulcerations (sores)
  • Dry mouth – because of high blood glucose (sugar) levels
  • Diabetes medications mean you are more likely to get tooth decay and gum disease because these dry the mouth (less saliva)
  • Fungal infections such as thrush (sores in the mouth) caused by an increase of glucose (sugar) in the mouth
  • Poor wound healing after tooth removed and oral surgery

For more information speak to your Diabetes Educator.

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Healthy food is good for your teeth

Tooth care is a vital part of managing Type 2 Diabetes