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Bacteria, Dry Mouth And Diabetes


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Dry Mouth ... Saliva helps control the growth of germs and dry mouth dryness means that a person doesn’t have enough saliva Many kinds of bacteria thrive on sugars, including glucose which is the sugar linked to diabetes. When diabetes is poorly controlled, high glucose levels in mouth fluids may help germs grow and set the stage for gum disease., trigger inflamation & the formation of Cytokins that make your body resistant to insulin. Use Colgate Total and see below

I take cinnamon pills, eat parsley and get my teeth cleaned 4x per year. I also use Biotene toothpaste at night to stop dry mouth and bacteria from forming. There is a gel for nighttime too. Available at Walmart.
- Submitted by SUNSHINE6442 12/17/2010 in Living With Diabetes | 7 Comments
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FOSTER1001 1/27/2011 8:07:00 AM

    Thanks for the info. I always new diabetics could have trouble with their gums but had no idea why.
KAYECARNEY1 1/27/2011 7:21:00 AM

    I will give it a try, thanks.
SUNDROP8 1/28/2011 8:25:00 PM

    My sister and I are on Vacation. She is a type 2 diabetic. She is not a drinker by any means but sometimes would like to have a little something such as on Vacation! What could she have in an alcoholic drink in moderation?
DANCINGANGELS 1/28/2011 4:38:00 PM

    I tried the biotene toothpaste, sprays, and gels but nothing seems to help my dry mouth and I had to switch to a sensitive toothpaste because of the mouth ulcers. Any help would be appreciated.
CORTYB 1/27/2011 9:13:00 PM

    I will give this a try, Thanks
RLMCCUE 1/27/2011 12:52:00 PM

    I also use Biotene toothpaste and mouth rinse. They have two types available, and I prefer the one with the green label, the Plaque Bio Film (PBF). It seems to help more with the dry mouth than the paste and mouth rinse with the blue label and is specifically formulated to help stop the formation of the sticky plaque that can form between your teeth due to lack of saliva. I have only seen the PBF mouth rinse occasionally at Walmart, but both the PBF gel toothpaste and mouth rinse are available at Walgreens. One caveat, they are expensive, around $7.99 each.
FIORENZA 1/27/2011 12:20:00 PM

    Great information - I will use the suggestions

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