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Diabetes and Periodontal Disease

People living with diabetes are at higher risk of developing periodontal disease than people without blood sugar problems. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, occurs when the gums become infected and inflamed. Signs that you may have periodontal disease include: * red, sore, swollen gums * bleeding gums…

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Inflammation and Heart Disease

…and as it progresses, your mouth becomes a breeding ground for bacteria that pass into the blood and cause inflammation elsewhere. People with gum disease invariably have higher CRP levels than those with healthy gums. They also have greater risk of heart attack and stroke. Brush and floss regularly…

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Smile With Confidence, Even If You Have Diabetes

…those with normal blood sugar levels. People with poorly controlled blood sugar levels are nearly three times more likely to have severe forms of gum disease, and they typically lose more teeth than people without diabetes. The main culprit behind the increased risk of periodontal disease is damage to…

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