1.7 million Aussies have diabetes. Maybe one of the 1.7 million is you, or someone you care for or love.
It is the epidemic of the 21st century and one of the biggest challenges confronting Australia’s health system.
It is a serious condition that requires constant management and if you live with diabetes, you are also more prone to oral health issues including gum disease, tooth infections and tooth decay.
It’s not all bad news – it simply boils down to a little extra care.✔️
There are a few factors which explain why a bit of extra dental care is needed:
The risk factors associated with diabetes mean people with diabetes need to exercise a little more care than most.
Luckily, most of the care is common sense and easily managed.
Prevention is always better than cure; keeping on top of your oral health now can save you a lot of pain and bother in the future.
If you have any other questions about diabetes management, check out the Diabetes Australia website. They have a tonne of great resources.
And if you have any questions about this blog, or other oral hygiene issues, please give us a call at Taree Dental Care.
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