Diabetes and Metformin in Oral Health

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease in which the levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood are very high. Glucose comes from the foods you eat.

How does it affect my oral health?

People with diabetes are at higher risk for periodontitis because they are generally more susceptible to bacterial infections and are less able to fight bacteria that invade the gums. 

What is metformin for? 

Metformin is an oral drug indicated in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, being one of the drugs of choice at the beginning of treatment.

If you have diabetes, be sure to do the following: 

– Check your blood glucose level. – Brush your teeth twice a day and floss regularly.

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