Managing diabetes is a daily commitment, and it goes beyond monitoring blood sugar levels. Oral health plays a crucial role in the overall well-being of individuals with diabetes.
In this blog, we'll provide you with essential tips on how to manage your diabetes at home, specifically focusing on checking your gums, breath, and teeth for plaque, tartar, and visible cavities.
Checking Your Gums
Gum health is often overlooked but is of paramount importance for those with diabetes.
Gum disease can be more prevalent in diabetics, and its severity can affect blood sugar control.
Here's what you can do to ensure your gums are healthy:
Checking Your Breath
Oral hygiene is crucial not only for gum health but also for maintaining fresh breath, a common concern among those with diabetes. Here are some tips to ensure your breath stays pleasant.
Checking Your Teeth for Plaque, Tartar, and Visible Cavities:
Diabetes can make your teeth more susceptible to dental problems. Regular dental check-ups are crucial, but you can also take steps at home to maintain good oral health.
Your Action Steps for Today
Schedule a Dental Check-Up
If it's been a while since your last dental check-up, it's time to make an appointment. Regular visits can help prevent and address oral health issues. If you don’t have dental insurance and need to find an affordable dentist in you area visit:
Join the 7-Day Healthy Smile Workout Challenge
For individuals with diabetes and their family members, we encourage you to participate in the VIP Smiles 7-Day Healthy Smile Workout Challenge. It's a fun and educational way to improve your oral health.
Join now at www.vipsmiles.com/challenge.
Knowledge is power.
Download a free copy of our diabetes book to gain a better understanding of diabetes management and oral health.
This resource can be a valuable tool in your journey towards better health.