Dental Considerations For Patients With Diabetes

Oklahoma City OK DentistAlmost ten percent of the American population suffers from Diabetes. If you have Diabetes, book your appointment with Dr. Flesher at Royal Oak Family Dental for a cleaning and checkup. There are many considerations that you need to keep in mind if you have any type of diabetes.

During your appointment we will discuss with you the risks associated with patients with Diabetes. If you have Diabetes, you are at risk for a mouth infection, especially periodontal (gum) disease. You may also suffer from dry mouth or a fungal infection called thrush.

Dr. Flesher would like to remind you that by keeping your teeth and gums healthy by:

  • Controlling your blood glucose.
  • Brushing twice daily.
  • Flossing everyday.
  • Visiting Dr. Flesher at Royal Oak Family Dental twice a year.
  • Stop smoking.

During your regular checkup and cleaning, our hygienist will carefully examine your gum health and will ensure that the proper periodontal cleaning is used to keep your teeth and gums healthy considering your diabetic concerns. If you’re experiencing bleeding in your gums when you bleed or floss, this may be a sign that there is a problem. You may begin noticing dryness, tenderness, white patches, or a foul taste in your mouth. All of these signs and systems are signals for you to call Royal Oak Family Dental today. The most effective way to protect you and your family’s healthy smile is to book your regular cleaning and checkup.

Posted on Behalf of Royal Oak Family Dental