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Diabetes is a health condition that can affect your body, and your mouth is no exception. If you’re not careful, diabetes can harm your smile and alter your oral health. This is why Dour dentists and our dental team encourage you to take good care of your teeth and gums when you have diabetes. To help you do so, we have some tips and recommendations that can give you the strong, healthy smile you need.

First, keep up on oral hygiene regularly. As you do so, use a soft-bristled toothbrush, fluoride toothpaste, an easy-to-use flossing product, and antiseptic mouth rinse. Make sure to brush twice a day, floss at least once a day, and rinse daily. The flossing tools you use should be approved by the American Dental Association. These things can help you keep a healthy smile as well as prevent gum infection.

Second, if your gums bleed while you brush your teeth or eat food, visit your dentists. It’s also important to tell our dentists about any abnormal changes in your mouth, like gum discoloration.

Third, visit our office, AZ Dental, every six months for a dental checkup. While you are here, tell our team that you have diabetes. This can help us give you the tips you need so you can keep your smile in the best condition possible. While you’re in the dental chair, we will deeply clean your teeth and gums and give you the treatments you need.

For more tips and recommendations on how to help your smile and oral health in San Jose, California, please call AZ Dental at 408-227-6000 and converse with a member of our dental team. The sooner you call our office, the better so you can know how to properly care for your teeth and gums. We look forward to helping you!