Care with Diabetics People with diabetes need special care in most of their daily functions. One area that can cause them a lot of problem would be improper dental care. Brushing, using a soft bristles, twice a day is recommended. It is advisable to see the dentist every 6 months for dental and periodontal exams, and to be able to present your concerns. Diabetics get gum disease more often and blood sugar is harder to control if you have infections. Once infection sets in, the healing process will take a long time, at times leading to tooth loss and the use of dentures.