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How can diabetes affect your oral health?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Increase infection

Patient with diabetes can be more susceptible to infection, and have poor healing.

In brief: Increase infection

Patient with diabetes can be more susceptible to infection, and have poor healing.
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
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Dr. Hoang Truong
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Seriously!

Diabetics cannot fight infections easily.
That being said if you let your oral hygiene go and infections begin forming you are running yourself a serious risk of bacteria in your mouth going to the rest of your body. See your dentist every 3 months for cleanings.

In brief: Seriously!

Diabetics cannot fight infections easily.
That being said if you let your oral hygiene go and infections begin forming you are running yourself a serious risk of bacteria in your mouth going to the rest of your body. See your dentist every 3 months for cleanings.
Dr. Hoang Truong
Dr. Hoang Truong
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Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Tooth loss

Periodontal disease.
Tooth loss. Bad breath.

In brief: Tooth loss

Periodontal disease.
Tooth loss. Bad breath.
Dr. Damien Luviano
Dr. Damien Luviano
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: Big Way

You can have serious gum disease and tooth loss.
Pay close attention to your oral hygiene. See your dentist 3 - 4 times a year for cleanings , to start , to assess your risks. Best of luck.

In brief: Big Way

You can have serious gum disease and tooth loss.
Pay close attention to your oral hygiene. See your dentist 3 - 4 times a year for cleanings , to start , to assess your risks. Best of luck.
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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In brief: Several Ways

Not only is sugar levels increased in blood, but in the fluid that slowly emerges between the teeth and gums.
Increased decay and gum disease problems result. The vascular changes increase the incidence and severity of periodontal disease.

In brief: Several Ways

Not only is sugar levels increased in blood, but in the fluid that slowly emerges between the teeth and gums.
Increased decay and gum disease problems result. The vascular changes increase the incidence and severity of periodontal disease.
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
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