Dr Shah Ahmad Fazli, Dr Fahad Qayyum, Dr Haseeb Mehmood
Background and Aim: The purpose of this contribution is to avoid oral complications by presenting the use of mouthwash as an aid in order to get better the signs and symptoms of periodontal disease, as well as promoting dietary factors in geriatric diabetic patients. This research is a clinical, eventual, observational, comparative, and longitudinal study. It was conducted in geriatric diabetic patients controlled by plaque variables, educational intervention on proper brushing technique, mouthwash and diet. Place and duration: In the Dental department, Jinnah Hospital Lahore from March 2019 to February 2020. Methods and Results: It was found that by making the educational intervention, diet, the use of mouthwash reduced the biofilm, periodontal pathogenic flora (80%), periodontal index and postoperative recovery time (100%), salivary flow increased. Conclusion: It is necessary to encourage patients to maintain oral hygiene, balanced foods consumption with an appropriate consistency that allows chewing, without hurting the periodontium. Urge the specialists in the area, to keep constantly updated on specific nutritional intake for diabetics.