diabetes could affect your oral health

What You Should Know about Diabetes and Oral Health

People with diabetes are more prone to dental health issues. It’s important to monitor blood sugar levels to help prevent dental infections like thrush and gum disease.

Key takeaways:

– Maintain good dental hygiene by brushing and flossing, and have your teeth cleaned professionally by your dental team on a regular basis.

– See your dentist if you experience sore or inflamed gums as this is an early sign of gum disease.

– Keep blood sugar levels under control.

Regular check-ups are essential.

“If you suffer from diabetes, do not resign yourself to lost teeth and oral infections.”


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.