If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, it’s important that you let your dentist know so that they can give you the best care possible.
As more than 15 million Americans have diabetes, your dentist will be familiar with the issues and will give you the specialist care you need.
This is important because diabetes can lower your resistance to infection and slow the healing process.
It’s important to tell your dentist:
The most common oral health problems associated with diabetes are:
If you have regular dental checkups – and keep your dentist informed about your status – they’ll be able to help you reduce and manage these risks