Diabetes is a serious condition that unfortunately can also lead to a host of other health problems, including oral health. Many diabetics often don't realize that their oral health problems could be related to their condition and often leave their oral health untreated for too long.
Some of the most common oral health problems associated with diabetics are infections, receding gums and gum disease, or periodontal disease. This is typically because diabetics often suffer from a diminished saliva production, which can hamper the proper cleansing of cavity-causing debris and bacteria from the mouth. And of course, the imbalance of blood sugar levels can also lead to cavities and gum disease.
The proper diabetic diet and practicing good oral hygiene, including regular brushing, flossing and rinsing, will help to prevent any oral health problems.