Periodontal Disease and Diabetes
People with diabetes have a greater risk for gum (periodontal) disease and infection.
To help prevent dental problems, each day:
- Keep your blood sugar levels within your target range.
- Brush your teeth at least twice.
- Floss once, pressing the floss against your teeth and not your gums.
- Check for areas where your gums are red or painful.
To help prevent dental problems, see your dentist every 6 months. Before dental work starts, remind your dentist that you have diabetes. Many dental treatments can affect your blood sugar.