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Gum disease and diabetes

Did you know that diabetics are twice as likely to develop gum disease?  Yes, they are more susceptible to infection due to a decreased ability to fight harmful bacteria.  If diabetes is not under control, the risk for developing gum disease increases.  Studies also show that advances gum disease, or periodontist, may actually cause type 2 diabetes.

Gum disease often develops without pain or symptoms, but signs include red, swollen, tender, receding, gums that can be prone to bleeding.

In the majority of cases, gum disease can be prevented.  Practice good oral hygiene by brushing, flossing, and visiting us regularly for cleanings, checkups, and early detection.

For a healthier life, book an appointment with us today!




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