What are Dental Problems and Diabetes?
Dental Problems and Diabetes - People with diabetes are at risk for mouth infections, especially dental problems.
If you have diabetes, make sure you take care of your mouth. People with diabetes are at risk for mouth infections, especially periodontal (gum) disease. Periodontal disease can damage the gum and bone that hold your teeth in place and may lead to painful chewing problems. Some people with serious gum disease lose their teeth. Periodontal disease may also make it hard to control your blood glucose (blood sugar).
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Source: National Institute of Health Oct 13, 2011
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