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diabetes have a greater risk for gum (periodontal)
disease when blood sugar is high. And gum disease can cause higher blood sugar levels, which makes it hard to fight infection, including infections in the mouth.
To help prevent dental problems, each
To help prevent dental problems, see your dentist every 6
months. Before dental work starts, remind your dentist that you have diabetes.
Many dental treatments can affect your blood sugar.
prevent dental problems:
See the topic Basic Dental Care for general information on
caring for your teeth.
Current as of:
June 4, 2014
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & David C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology
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