Over the years, studies have clearly shown that having diabetes makes you more vulnerable to dental problems. So how does it affect our mouths? Below is how diabetes affects our oral health.
- Diabetes can lead to a dry mouth which may cause tooth decay and cavities.
- Diabetes can also cause gum inflammation and bleeding.
- A person suffering from diabetes may develop ‘thrush’ or fungal infections in their mouth.
If you suffer from diabetes, do not resign yourself to lost teeth and infections. You can win the battle and your dentist will help.