Diabetes and Oral Health

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Diabetic persons have an increased risk of inflammation of the gums (periodontitis) if blood glucose is not properly managed. Periodontitis is a major cause of tooth loss and is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Proper oral check-ups should be established to ensure early diagnosis, particularly among people with previously undiagnosed diabetes and prompt management of any oral complications in people with diabetes. Once a year visits should be recommended for symptoms of gum disease such as bleeding when brushing teeth or swollen gums.