If you are one of the almost 30 million people in the US living with diabetes, it’s important you know the facts on how your disease can impact the overall health of your teeth and gums. Did you know that because of your body’s inability to properly fightglucose, you are at an increased risk for a variety of gum problems? In more severe cases, you are also likely to develop gum disease.
Diabetes largely affects your mouth’s ability to fight off plaque and other disease-causing bacteria. Your best bet in preventing gum disease is effective brushing, routine flossing, and regular checkups with your Dental Care Center dentist.