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Diabetes and Oral Health
November is American Diabetes Month. The goal of this month is to raise awareness of this ever-growing disease 29.1 million Americans live with. Did you know diabetes can have a huge impact on your oral health?
Studies show people with diabetes are at a greater risk of gum disease than others. For this reason, if you have diabetes, maintaining a good dental care routine is a must. Here are a few tips to help sustain oral health as a diabetic:
- Brush and floss daily
- See a dentist every six months
- Maintain good blood sugar levels
- Clean any orthodontic appliances or dentures daily
Seeing your dentist for regular check-ups is key, and the State of Texas Dental Discount Plan can help you save from 20% to 60% on these visits, cleanings and other major work. Call us toll-free at (844) 377-3368 for assistance, or click here
to search for a provider near you, schedule your appointment and save.