• Follow Us: 

Diabetes: 20 Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Diabetics

  By posted Feb 2nd 2013
Healthy Living

Diabetes: Lifestyle Tip for Diabetics #16

Importance of Dental Care for Diabetics


Dr. Shalini explains the risks of poor oral care in diabetics. She says, “Poorly controlled diabetic patients are at risk for numerous oral complications such as periodontal disease, salivary gland dysfunction, infection, neuropathy, and poor healing. Although none of these complications are unique to diabetes but their presence may serve as a sign of possible presence of diabetes.”

High glucose level can be a spoiler to your dental care: “The oral cavity of a diabetic patient is at a high risk of various disorders arising mainly because increased glucose helps various bacteria to thrive in the mouth and multiply, causing impairment of white blood cells that are the body’s main defense against various bacterial infections inside the mouth. People with diabetes who smoke are at even a higher risk for the development of thrush and periodontal disease. Smoking impairs the blood flow to the gums, which may affect wound healing in this tissue area,” says the diabetic consultant.

Read more on, Dental Care Tips for Diabetics

 

Food Facts

Why You Should Stop Counting Calories

It is a good idea to be aware of approximately how many calories you are consuming each...

 Read More»

 

Sex Talk

15 Things That Are Killing Your Sex Drive

Having a healthy sex life is a great way to stay fit, happy and connected with your...

 Read More»

 

Skincare

5 Essential Tips for Radiant and Glowing Skin

Everyone is in search of a secret product for glowing skin. But what they fail to...

 Read More»

 

in focus

Festive Feature

 

editor's pick

most popular

ACROSS THE NET