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Taking care of your teeth

Diabetes and your teeth: Tips for dental care3

Managing your blood glucose levels can help prevent dry mouth and ensure that your gums and teeth stay healthy.

To keep your teeth and gums healthy:

  • Brush and floss your teeth properly.
  • Remove and clean dentures daily.
  • Have a dental check-up every six months, if possible.
  • Postpone any dental work which isn’t an emergency when your blood glucose levels are not in control (high).


3 American Diabetes Association. (ADA) - Diabetes and Oral Health Problems. Accessed online 24 June, 2018 @