Keeping Your Teeth and Gums Healthy
High blood glucose levels increase your risk for tooth and gum problems. Just think of what happens to your teeth when you eat too much sugar!
- Brush and floss your teeth at least daily
- Schedule regular dental checkups and periodontal checkups if necessary
- Tell your dentist that you have diabetes
- Between checkups, call your dentist immediately if you have unusual pain, swelling or excessive bleeding
- Of course, keep your blood sugar in the best control
For additional information about keeping your teeth and gums healthy: “Prevent diabetes problems: Keep your teeth and gums healthy,” National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC)
Marci SloaneMarci Sloane, MS, RD, LD/N, CDE, is a registered and licensed dietitian/nutritionist and certified diabetes educator. She grew up in NYC where she graduated with a degree in Nutrition and Physiology from Teachers College at Columbia University.
For over a decade, Marci managed a Diabetes and Nutrition Education Center at a multi-bed hospital in South Florida and has been counseling people on healthy eating, weight loss, and managing diseases and conditions such as: diabetes, pre-diabetes, healthy eating, heart disease, weight loss, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, hypertension, hypoglycemia and a host of other nutrition-related diseases.
Marci is an American Diabetes Association Valor Award recipient and lectures frequently to the public and healthcare professionals. Marci was a featured panelist for the Sun-Sentinel's "Let's Take It Off" weight loss program, was highlighted in the Palm Beach Post: Meet Your Neighbor, "Woman's book on healthy eating uses humor as a key ingredient" and was a participant in their Diabetes Series in 2007. Marci Sloane is a member of the American Diabetes Association’s Health Professional Committee.
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