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Unfortunately, being diabetic can be hard on your smile. This is why our dentists and dental team strongly encourage you to keep your teeth and gums in tip-top shape as much as possible. If you have a hard time controlling your blood glucose levels or if you have weak and vulnerable teeth, dental issues are likely to develop. So, to help you keep your smile in the best shape possible, we have some helpful tips for you.

It’s important to take good care of your teeth and gums by having a diligent and proper oral hygiene routine. While you clean your smile, use a soft-bristled toothbrush, fluoride toothpaste, floss, and antiseptic mouthwash. As you use these tools, brush twice a day and floss and rinse daily. These things can help you maintain a strong and healthy smile and it can help you prevent gum disease.

It’s also important to visit AZ Dental if your gums ever bleed while you eat or when you brush your teeth. It’s also important to tell our dentists about any abnormal changes in your mouth. Some changes might include white patches on the oral tissues.

Lastly, it’s important to visit our office twice a year for your six-month checkups. Before you sit in the dental chair, tell our team that you are diabetic. Our dentists can give you the information you need to keep your teeth and gums in tip-top shape. During your appointment, we will thoroughly clean your smile and give you the necessary treatments to keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong.

To learn more about how to take good care of your smile, please call our dental team in San Jose, California, by dialing 408-437-1111. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment if you have any concerns for your oral health and smile. When you come into AZ Dental, we will be happy to meet with you, examine your teeth and gums, and give you the treatment you need. We look forward to helping you!