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can having diabetes makes cause you to have bad teeth?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Periodontal: It's a contributing factor to periodontal (gum) disease which effects the gums and supporting tissues of your teeth. It does not directly affect the teeth themselves. The more controlled you are, the less likely you will have any of these issues.
Answered on Apr 16, 2013
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
It is possible: Patients with poorly controlled diabetes have multiple dental problems like bleeding and sore gums, frequent infections, tooth decay and bad breath. Patients with has control diabetes have no increased risk of dental problems. Ask your primary care phycisian for more information.
Answered on May 16, 2015

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