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DIABETES AND ORAL HYGIENE

Diabetes arises from a chronic condition in the body whereby the formation of insulin is disrupted. As a result the level of glucose in the blood increases unchecked. In the absence of the hormone (insulin), sugar is not processed and the body is deprived of the energy that comes from starch and carbohydrates.

This gives rise to an abnormally high sugar level in the blood. In such a state one can face severe physiological problems and type 2 diabetes can even lead to organ disorders.

Owing to the high blood sugar level, patients are also affected by gum diseases and dental problems. Various infections can arise due to uncontrolled level of sugar in the blood and this leads to oral diseases.

Here are some general tips that diabetic patients must follow to maintain a strict oral hygiene in order to mitigate their oral situation.

  • Monitor blood sugar level: It is extremely important that diabetic patients keep their blood sugar level under control with proper diet and physical exercise. The increase in blood sugar can give way to various dental problems and infections. Oral health is affected by inflammation and reddening of the gums and also formation of cavities. Thus one must take appropriate measures to keep their blood sugar under control.
  • Brushing regularly: Brushing twice daily is very crucial and usually fluoride-enriched toothpaste proves helpful for the teeth. The use of antiseptic mouthwash is also recommended. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and avoid scrubbing hard as the teeth are often delicate at this stage.
  • Flossing every day: Floss at least once a day to avoid the formation of cavities. Flossing is done to remove the plaque deposits between your teeth and under your gumline. Nowadays the waxed variety is also available for individuals who find it troublesome to get the dental floss done.
  • Avoid smoking: Smoking can further aggravate your oral conditions. In extreme cases, people can also end up losing their teeth. Thus it is advisable to prevent smoking and nip this dangerous habit in the bud.
  • Schedule dental appointments: Frequent dental check-ups are necessary to ensure good state of oral condition. Depending upon the condition of your teeth and gum problems your dentist will advise medications. Moreover your dentist must be aware about any signs of gum diseases and pain.

Diabetic patients must maintain a strict oral hygiene to avoid further complications in their condition. A regular medical check-up and thorough mouth cleansing from time to time can keep the oral problems at bay. Moreover, the treatment of gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontal diseases is closely interlinked with the regulation of blood sugar level in the body. Hence, your physician and dentist must collaborate to find the perfect solution and recommend the appropriate preventive care.

With early intervention, one can obviate adverse oral situation. A diabetic patient must stay up to date about their oral condition and get timely check-up. For a complete diabetic screening with Apollo Diagnostics, click here: https://www.apollodiagnostics.in/

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Patient Testimonials

“Excellence of Apollo Diagnostics is already a recognized fact across India. Adding more strength to their reputation is their caring nature and supportive attitude. I’ll always prefer to take their services than selecting mediocre quality making any compromise with my health.”

Mr. Shahul Hameed, Chennai

Mrs. Turni, Kolkata

“The way Apollo Diagnostics kept me at ease during the sample collection process, the way they supported me to be at my convenience and confidence is really something I’ll always remember. They were also flawless in maintaining the hygiene. Hats off to them!”

Mr. Laxmi Kantham, Hyderabad

“Awesome is probably the one word to express my views about Apollo Diagnostics. Efficiency, punctuality, compassion, sincerity…I’ll give high marks to them in all of these. Great going, Apollo!”

Shivaraj Kadam, Pune

“Thanks for the seamless service. Based on my experience I can assure that, be it quality or punctuality, Apollo Diagnostics is one name to trust and depend on.”

Mr. Thomas, Mysuru

“Excellent sense of timing! The technician arrived right on time. He was really well-trained, in terms of his skill and manner, as well. Apollo Diagnostics is doing a great job.”

Subbalakshmi, Vizag

“Appreciate the quality of service that I’ve received from Apollo Diagnostics. Their competence, caring nature, sincerity, valuing customer’s time – all these together have shaped them as the most trusted diagnostic service provider in the country.
Keep up the good work!

Mrs. Pravati Dash, Bengaluru

“My mother needed a blood test, but was unable to walk due to pain in her leg. A Phlebotomist from Apollo Diagnostics came home and collected the sample. I was informed, via SMS, that the report could be collected from any of the 3 centres in Dibrugarh, downloaded online or even delivered home for a nominal fee. Although the rates were reasonable, my mother also received a senior citizens discount too! This saved my time, money & energy. My aachhe din really seemed to have arrived! Thank you Apollo Diagnostics and hats off for displaying true professionalism.”

Mr. Alokk Kar Dowerah, Dibrugarh

“Whenever I need to have a blood sample collected from home, I ask for Vasu. He is punctual, courteous and so skilled I hardly feel any pain when he draws the sample. Plus, I truly appreciate how quickly the reports are delivered. Thanks Apollo!”

Mr. Sukumar, Film director, Sriram Nagar, Hyderabad

“Their accurate understanding of customer’s needs is one thing that set them apart and ahead of all others. As a result, it becomes easier for them to deliver the right service, that with their matchless efficiency and care to ensure less pain and easily accomplished sample collection. Apollo Diagnostics is simply doing an amazing job!”

Soundarya Abhirami, Hyderabad

“The overall service standard of Apollo Diagnostics is admirably high. The technician was punctual and well-behaved, and has the genuine skill to collect the test sample without troubling the customer. These are probably some of the major reasons for them to be the best in India.”

Mrs. Lakshmi, Chennai

“The most crucial factor with Apollo Diagnostics is that they always train their Phlebotomists so well that the team consistently remains efficient and punctual and we receive a premium quality diagnostic service. Good job. Keep it up.”

Mr. Amit Kumar Patil, Bengaluru