Diabetes puts patients at higher risk of gum, tooth problems

Patients with diabetes are about two to three times more likely to develop periodontitis, which may be due to elevated glucose levels in saliva, said Dr. Doug Brothwell, who spoke at a meeting of diabetes specialists in Toronto. Regular brushing and flossing and routine dental care are critical for people with diabetes and periodontitis, he said.

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