Keeping Your Teeth and Gums Healthy

By |2018-07-10T14:02:07-04:00Updated: November 30th, 2014|Diabetes Management, DIY Diabetes Articles|0 Comments

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)

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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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