Posted on 04 February 2021

Due to fluctuating blood sugar levels, diabetics are more prone to dental problems. High blood sugar affects the chemical balance in the mouth and this impacts on the production of saliva. As a result, diabetics are susceptible to:

-  Dry mouth

-  Inflamed gums

-  Fungal infections

Diabetics should inform their dentist about the condition and it may be necessary to have check-ups more often than normal. Regular professional teeth cleaning is also advisable to ensure that tartar does not build up and to limit the growth of bacteria and plaque. Read more in the article at

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