November is American Diabetes Month. While good oral hygiene is important for everyone, it is critical for people with diabetes. Not only are diabetics more susceptible to gum disease, but gum disease results in higher blood sugar and makes your diabetes harder to manage. 

This video does a good job of explaining the link between the two. The good news is, using oral hygiene best practices is the best way to discourage gum disease. Brush at least twice a day, and floss daily too. If you wear dentures, make sure you keep them clean also. Visit us at least twice a year for professional dental cleanings. If you are prone to gum disease, we may recommend more frequent cleanings. 

Gum disease is also more common in smokers. So if you smoke, stop. 

To schedule your next cleaning or another service in Colorado Springs, CO, call Springs Dentist today at 719-249-5796.