Did you know that diabetes and oral health are directly connected? If you are someone with diabetes, you have a greater risk of experiencing a periodontal infection. The reason is your high blood sugar can take it’s toll on your body and trigger oral health issues. Plus, you may also experience more moments of dry mouth, which can also trigger an increase in cavities and gum infection because your saliva isn’t washing away bacteria.
In honor of Diabetes Awareness Month, we’re sharing a video that reviews a few ways you can stay on top of your oral health. We recommend keeping up with your regular dental visits so we can monitor your smile and address problems early on.
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