The team approach for excellent medical and dental care is the best. Be sure that your dentist and your medical doctors are connected and have a plan to ensure your dental treatments will have the healthiest and most predictable outcomes.
It is very common for people with diabetes to suffer from dry mouth and hyposalivation (decreased saliva production). If recognized and treated early, dry mouth's effect on oral health may be minimized - here's how!
An effective daily oral health routine includes brushing, flossing, and limiting the amounts of sugar you eat. If used properly, all types of toothbrushes are effective. Whether you choose electric or manual, what is important is that you choose one that works well in your hands and that you will use it at least twice a day. If followed daily, this simple routine will help you to eliminate cavity causing bacteria, to reduce the occurrence of tooth decay, and to help you keep your teeth for a lifetime.
Did you know that gum disease can lead to a heart attack? Did you know that the bacteria in dental plaque can enter into your blood stream through bleeding gums and stick to your heart valves? Do I have your attention? I hope so! When you spit after brushing your teeth, does your saliva appear to […]