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Understanding The Link Between Gum Disease And Diabetes

If you’re one of the 34 million and rising number of Americans living with diabetes, your physician has likely encouraged you to be diligent in maintaining the best in oral health. If not, then be sure to inform your dentist about your condition. Likewise, if you are one of the 75 million or so Americans affected by periodontal (gum) disease—especially if you have been diagnosed with severe periodontitis—inform your primary care doctor and be aware of diabetes symptoms.

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Understanding Periodontal Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

Twice-daily brushing and flossing go a long way in preserving the pearly white beauty of your smile. It’s also instrumental in helping prevent periodontal disease, a leading cause of tooth loss. Despite the dual aesthetic and health benefits role that brushing and flossing provide, more than 60% of U.S. adults over age 35 are living with some form of periodontal disease.

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