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Being a diabetic can be hard enough as it is; you don’t want to have to worry about your smile too, right? Well, unfortunately, you need to do your best to keep your teeth, gums, and mouth in the best shape possible. Luckily, it’s not as difficult as you might think it is! Dr. Greg Atwood would be happy to help you care for your smile by giving you some helpful tips.

First, take good care of your teeth and gums by keeping up on oral hygiene regularly. It’s best to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste to brush your smile twice a day. It’s also recommended to use an easy-to-handle flossing product to clean the crevices between your teeth at least once a day. If possible, rinse your mouth daily with antiseptic mouthwash. These things can help you keep a pristine and healthy smile as well as prevent a severe gum infection.

Second, make sure to visit your dentist if your gums ever bleed while you are eating or while brushing your teeth. It’s also important to tell your dentist about any abnormal changes in your mouth, like white patches on the gums.

Third, visit Dr. Greg Atwood every six months for a routine cleaning and exam. During your appointment, make sure to mention that you are diabetic. Your dentist can give you the tips you need so you can properly care for your teeth and gums. During this appointment, our team will thoroughly clean your teeth and give you the oral health you need.

If you have any questions about how to take care of your oral health in Odessa, Texas, please remember that our dental team at Atwood Family Dental is more than happy to help you. All you need to do is contact our office by dialing 432.337.6165 and we will be here to answer any questions you have. We look forward to hearing from you!