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Problems with oral health in diabetes

Maintaining oral health is part of diabetes care. High blood sugar increases oral health issues.

When the blood sugar balance is good, diabetes does not specifically predispose to oral diseases. High blood sugar and blood sugar fluctuations make a person more prone to dry mouth, cavities, attachment tissue diseases, i.e. gingivitis and periodontitis, as well as the fungal infection of the mucous membranes of the mouth. Several different medicines can also make your mouth dry.

Like any infections, infections starting from the teeth and attachment tissues can raise your blood sugar. A person with diabetes has a higher risk of tooth-based general infection. Inflammatory diseases of the mouth have a proven connection to general diseases. A disease of the attachment tissues of the teeth also increases the risk of arterial disease and potentially diabetic kidney disease.

The foundation of oral health is self-care. In addition to regular brushing and flossing, oral health is affected by what and how often we eat and drink. Good sugar balance contributes to your oral health. Smoking and snuff are bad for your oral health.

Regular oral health checks by a dentist are also part of the care and monitoring of diabetes. The regularity of the check-ups depends on the individual.

As long as your sugar balance is good, there is no obstacle for installing an implant.

Updated 8.11.2023