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Diabetes increases your risk of dental issues, particularly dry mouth, oral thrush, and gum disease.You can avoid these issues if you follow these tips we’ve provided.

First of all, it’s vital to keep track of your blood glucose levels. Take your medication or insulin shots as instructed and fill your diet with vegetables and protein and other healthy foods This will influence your oral health in addition to the rest of your body. Second, practice good oral hygiene. Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. Floss thoroughly every night. This will help you combat the negative effects that your diabetes may have on your oral health.

Third, attend semiannual dental checkups with Dr. Jeffery Carver. And don’t forget to tell us that you have diabetes so we can give you personalized advice and treatment. Fourth, if you see that your gums are sore or irritated, phone Quail Ridge Dental as soon as possible. This may mean that your blood glucose is rushing to your gum tissue, making them more sensitive. It may also mean that you have an infection.

If you are wondering about your oral health or would like to schedule a dental checkup, you can phone us in Lake Havasu City, Arizona at 928-855-5042. We look forward to your visit today!