People with diabetes are more likely to have gum disease which can lead to loss of teeth. Gum disease can also increase insulin resistance which makes diabetes harder to control.
- Regular dental checkups are essential if you have diabetes.
- Keep blood sugar under control to help reduce oral bacteria.
- Dry mouth can allow oral bacteria to build up, so keep hydrated with water.
It's important to monitor your oral health to prevent gum disease if you have diabetes.