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HOME CARE TIPS FOR THE DIABETIC

Dental Tips

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Have a dental checkup at LEAST EVERY 6 MONTHS.

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Brush at least twice a day with a soft toothbrush and 
fluoride toothpaste.  

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Use floss every day.

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Use a proxybrush daily

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Use a antimicrobial mouthrinse to control gingivitis.

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Use a topical application of fluoride for dry mouth

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If your gums bleed when you brush or eat see your dentist

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If you have a bad taste in your mouth see your dentist

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Tell your dentist any problems you are having in
 your mouth.

Good dental home care is essential in helping to control blood sugar levels.

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Smoking makes your gums worse, quit.

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Tell your dentist you have concerns about your oral health

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Ask your dentist to education you on good our health.

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People with diabetes get gum disease more often.

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Gum infections make it hard to control blood sugar.

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Once a gum infection starts it takes a long time to heal it.

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If the infection is severe, you can loose your teeth.

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Keeping your own teeth is important for healthy eating.

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Natural teeth help you chew foods better and easier 
than dentures.

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Check the fit of your dentures yearly to prevent sores.

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See you dentist regularly for dental and periodontal exams.

February 06, 2008

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PLEASE NOTE: The information contained herein is intended for educational purposes only.  It is not intended and should not be construed as the delivery of dental/medical care and is not a substitute for personal hands on dental/medical attention, diagnosis or treatment.  Persons requiring diagnosis, treatment, or with specific questions are urged to contact your family dental/health care provider for appropriate care.
This site is privately and personally sponsored, funded and supported by Dr. Peterson.  We have no outside funding.
Confidentiality of data including your identity, is respected  by this Web site. We undertake to honor or exceed the legal requirements of medical/health information privacy that apply in Nebraska.

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