How Does Diabetes Effect My Dental Health?

By July 23, 2017Ask the Expert

The risk of contracting and developing infections is higher in diabetic patients, therefore increasing the risk of developing gum disease. With uncontrolled diabetes, this risk is even higher. Consistent professional dental care can help to control gum disease and reduce the risk of losing teeth. Bright red bleeding gums in the presence of good homecare, combined with excessive thirst, increased urination, weight loss, and fatigue can all be signs of undiagnosed diabetes.

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