Oral Health and Hygiene

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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.

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Diabetes and Oral Health Problems

Research shows that there is an increased prevalence of gum disease among those with diabetes.

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Gum Disease and Plaque

When you have gum disease, germs work to destroy your gums (gingiva) and the bone around your teeth.

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Warning Signs

As if this is not enough, diabetes can make things worse.

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