It’s no secret that diabetics need to take extra-good care of their bodies, due to the potential issues caused by fluctuations in blood sugar levels. That having been said, preventative care for diabetics doesn’t differ all that much.
Diabetics have a higher risk of tooth decay, due to naturally occurring bacteria. High blood sugar means that you likely have a higher degree of decay-causing acid in your mouth. This, in turn, raises your chance of developing gum disease (gingivitis). To combat your higher risk, make sure to floss, brush and rinse after every single meal. That will help keep plaque from hardening into tartar and causing further problems. As always, be sure to schedule quarterly exams, checkups and tooth cleanings, too.
If you’re looking for a local dentist with a holistic approach in the Livonia area, you won’t find more conscientious treatment and care than that here at Livonia Family Dental. Give us a call today or use our online scheduling tool to set up a new-patient appointment. Prepare any questions you might have in advance, so you won’t forget to ask, and let us know of any special concerns or health-related issues you have.