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Diabetes can cause changes in your mouth that affect the gums and oral tissues. Two common diseases of the mouth are:
These diseases begin with bacteria in the plaque on your teeth, which cause the gums to become red, swollen and bleed easily. If untreated, plaques spread and grow between the teeth and gums, forming pockets with toxins that cause the gums to separate from the teeth, leading to tooth loss.
Gingivitis is the milder form of the two gum diseases and is often related to poor oral care. Gingivitis is reversible with good oral care.
People with diabetes who have poor blood glucose control often have severe periodontal disease. Complicating the situation is that if you have diabetes, periodontal disease can make it more difficult to control your blood glucose. Also, if you have diabetes and periodontal disease, you're at significantly greater risk of heart and kidney disease.
What is good oral care?
To properly care for your teeth and help prevent problems:
Keep brushing and flossing, and have a good week.
Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N.
Peggy Moreland, R.N.
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I saw a bunch of articles on the internet about honey and gum disease. I will send this question to the Mayo natural medicine department and see what they say. Thanks
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Mary: I (Peggy) googled diabetes and packaged meals and came up with a number of places that offer meals sent to your door. Do a little research and read the reviews for the company that works best for you.
I have type II diabetes. I put on more weight and thst pushed my body over the edge. I have peripheral neuropathy in both feel and some in my hands and I have 2 knee replacements and need to have both hips replaced. SO I have trouble preparing meals. Can you recommend any frozen dinners that I casn purchase that could meet my daily needs. I must not be the only person who cannot prepare meals any more. In theory, if I lost the weight, I would be able to do the hip replacements and possible surgery to my lumbar spine so that I could be mobile again. And perhaps, the Type II diabetes would get so much better that I would no longer need the pills.
So where can I find prepared meals for the diabetic? Stoffer has lean quizine. Are those any good. I know they are high in sodium. I just need some help.
Again, there must be many heavy people who are not mobile and need help.
my mom has sime tooth infection. My dentist told her that she has to undergo root canal surgery. Since she is diabetic and we found that her sugar levels are higher than usual, i was worried if this high sugar levels have to do something with her tooth infection. Also we want to wait for root canal surgery till her sugar levels gets normal. May i know what should be done...thanks
Thank you very much, i was checking this for my dad because the bad smell comes from his mouth. Otherwise he take a good care of his health, and as you have prescribed he use to do that daily.
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I go to a dentist for diabetes and found out how little my regular dentist knew about dental care for diabetics. I go to the dentist 4 times a year, floss after every meal or snack, use special toothpaste and oral rinse, and use a rotodent on my gums 4 times a day. My teeth are now in excellent shape. Many dentists think it is normal for your gums to bleed when doing the checking but that is not true. I am not protecting my gums from bacteria getting in my blood stream which can cause heart problems. Good dental care is most important for diabetics and I don't believe many realize it or getting the treatment they need.
I’m a single mom and I have 2 kids who both needed dental braces. I make just enough to not qualify Medicaid services so I can’t get free Treatment on healthy teeth. I had to pay over $4800 so that my child can have braces and a beautiful smile. . .She was very scared and timid at school. I couldn’t find anyone in Los Angeles who would do the braces at a normal price so I had to launch find it with free services likehttp://www.healthsouk.com (HealthSouk- the dental discount plan or discounted dentistry) and www.1800dentist.com (800 dentist) The first one was free and the second apparently charges the dentist but not me.healthsouk
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