For our readers, maintaining their physical health when they have type-2 diabetes is of utmost importance. One of the most vital, yet often overlooked, parts of a persons physical well-being are their teeth. Many people, not just diabetics, struggle to maintain good dental hygiene, and the results can be quite arduous.
We wrote this article to give a few friendly reminders to our followers about simple, effective things they can do to ensure that their teeth are always healthy.
1. Eat Less Sugar
This is a big one, and this is a doubly important for people with diabetes. Excessive sugar, especially from regular soda’s, can degrade teeth enough that cavities may form – and before that, they can turn a nasty shade of yellow.
Don’t underestimate how much good you can do for your teeth by appreciate cutting back on sugar.
2. Use Mouthwash When Brushing
While we will continuously champion the act of brushing teeth with fluoride toothpaste, we also don’t want to neglect pointing out the benefits of using mouthwash. Mouthwash has a tendency to get overlooked as a good way to keep your teeth clean due to the way toothbrushes often get support; this is bad, because mouthwash can wipe away certain germs that the toothbrush couldn’t get.
What’s more, mouthwash can kill bacteria in the throat, which creates better breath and means that the teeth con’t get contaminated. Mouthwash should be a regular part of your mouth cleaning routine.
3. Don’t Smoke
This last point is even more vital to remember than the previous ones. Smoking has an abundance of bad side-effects that we won’t get into here, but what’s important to keep in mind is that one of them is the decay of teeth and gums. You’re whole mouth suffers when you smoke on a regular basis. Not only will your teeth yellow or blacken, but your gums will become sickly, and eventually start to bleed.
Please, don’t smoke for the sake of your teeth and overall wellness.
We hope that you got something of value out of this article. Your teeth deserve to be healthy so that you can have a better life overall.