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Did you know that diabetes often plays a role in your oral health? Due to your body’s inability to process sugar properly when you are suffering from diabetes, several oral health risks can arise. However, to better protect your smile, it’s a good idea to speak with your dentist so you can have the appropriate treatments given as needed. For more information concerning diabetes and your smile, take the following quiz:

Question 1: What is diabetes?
A: a type of oral hygiene routine designed to improve the look of your smile
B: a condition in which your body’s ability to process sugar correctly is impaired
C: an issue associated with the color of your teeth
D: a restoration treatment designed to repair broken and damaged teeth

Question 2: Which of the following can be used to improve your smile if you are suffering from diabetes?
A: night guards and bite plates
B: dental implants and dental bridges
C: saliva-producing techniques and proper oral hygiene cleaning routines administered by your dentist
D: mouth guards and safety masks

Question 3: Which of the following is an oral health risk factor associated with diabetes?
A: delayed recovery time
B: dry mouth symptoms which cause less saliva to be produced in your mouth
C: complications affecting your blood sugar
D: all of the above

Question 4: Which of the following are treatments for maintaining a healthy smile if you have diabetes?
A: an optimum oral hygiene routine including brushing and flossing daily
B: dental implants
C: routine visits to your dentist for oral health check-ups
D: both a and c

Answer Key:
B, C, D, D

Drs. Stephanie S. Karlin and Justin S. Petracek and all of our fantastic team are located in Littleton, Colorado. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dakota Ridge Dental to receive the needed oral health care you require, please call our dentist office at 303.933.2420.