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Can I prevent dental problems with gestational diabetes?

Preventing dental problems with gestational diabetes starts by keeping your blood sugar balanced. Stay on your doctor-recommended diet and get regular exercise to help keep blood sugar controlled.

If you are on medications, take these as prescribed. Also spend time each day caring for your teeth and gums. Brushing two or three times a day for thirty minutes each time and flossing your teeth is important to prevent dental problems with diabetes. If you notice gum tenderness or inflammation, call your dentist.

Seeing your dentist regularly is important so you get treatment early when it is most effective.

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