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To help protect your smile from the risks of diabetes, you need to talk with your dentist as well as your doctor.

It is well known that diabetes can delay your recovery time when it comes to problems with your teeth and mouth. Diabetes can also cause complications for gum disease, which is linked to an increase in your blood sugar levels. Dry mouth is another oral health issue that comes with diabetes.

If you are living with diabetes, and are suffering from dry mouth, you could be at an increased risk for tooth decay and gum disease. However, your dentist will be able to provide you with treatments to keep your smile safe. You can help increase saliva production in your mouth by eating crunchy foods with the high water content such as apples or pears. Furthermore, studies have shown that by chewing sugarless gum after meals, you can help spur on additional saliva production and lower your risk for tooth decay and cavities. Lastly, make sure that if you are suffering from diabetes, routinely visit your dentist for your cleanings and checkups

Our office wants to help you with your oral health if you are suffering from diabetes. To schedule an appointment at our office in Fresno, California, please call us at 559-439-9621. Dr. John Lee and our team want to help you get a healthier, brighter smile today!