managing diabetes for better oral health

Managing Diabetes For Better Oral Health

Diabetes causes spikes in blood sugar levels and excess glucose. This can also affect the health of teeth and gums, which is why it’s crucial to keep the condition under control.

Key takeaways:

  • Excess sugar makes you more vulnerable to developing gum disease.
  • Gum disease is harder to treat in people who suffer from diabetes.
  • Diabetes is a known risk factor for oral thrush and dry mouth.

Managing diabetes for better oral health requires consistency in following the instructions and advice of your doctor and dentist.

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.