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Diabetes and gum disease: is there a link?

teeth health smile dentistA study in mice has shown a link between diabetes-related changes in mouth bacteria can cause periodontitis (gum disease).

Key takeaways:

– Controlling blood sugar helps prevent these changes.

– Talk to your dentist about this link with diabetes.

– Practice good oral hygiene – brushing and flossing regularly – to prevent these complications.

Read the full story here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/318447.php

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