Is Your Child Impacted by Diabetes?



Diabetes can be a deadly condition that requires you and your child to take extra care of the food they are consuming, but did you know that Diabetes also increases their risk of gum disease and other dental problems? The high level of sugar in their saliva can cause build-up and higher levels of plaque.  The increase in sugar, that is prevalent in your child when they have diabetes, does not have to cause them to have an unhealthy smile. With these few tips your child can keep their smile in great shape.

Helping them take care of their oral health is critical to keep their smile healthy. The best defense against gum disease and other dental problems is for your child with diabetes to increase their calcium consumption, having them visit the dentist regularly and control blood glucose levels.

Daily care is essential to keep problems at bay. Other daily activities that can keep your child’s smile free from extreme dental problems is changing out their toothbrush every three months, ensuring they have regular dental check-ups, and using fluoride toothpaste. Don’t forget to have them floss every day.

If your child is impacted by gum disease or other dental problems, visiting the dentist right away can ensure they are able to get their smile back on track. For more information on dental procedures and keeping your child’s smile healthy, contact Dr. Cameron Fuller and his team.  

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