It’s not always easy to keep yourself healthy, but it is worth it. Things like making wise food choices and getting enough exercise (or brushing your teeth every day) help your body stay healthy. It’s also essential to keep your oral health up because taking care of your teeth allows you to control diabetes better.
- The University of Pittsburgh compared the oral care habits of people with and without diabetes.
- Their findings showed that people with diabetes generally lack clarity about the ideal oral health needs and how to prevent oral problems.
- These include gum disease, dry mouth, and infections. But don’t be concerned, these are easy to prevent!
“Diabetes can often increase the risk of several dental diseases which in turn can make diabetes care more complicated.”