Oral Health and Hygiene
There are more bacteria in your mouth right now than there are people on Earth. If those germs settle into your gums, you've got gum disease. Unfortunately, if you have diabetes, you are at higher risk for gum problems. Poor blood glucose control makes gum problems more likely.
Research shows that there is an increased prevalence of gum disease among those with diabetes.
When you have gum disease, germs work to destroy your gums (gingiva) and the bone around your teeth.
As if this is not enough, diabetes can make things worse.
The three main steps in fighting gum disease are brushing, flossing, and seeing your dentist regularly.
The most common problem affecting gums and teeth for people with diabetes is gum disease.
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