Oral Health and Diabetes Linked
Research shows a connection between oral health and diabetes:
"Diabetes Awareness Month was observed in November and Philadelphia, PA Dental Implants expert Dr. David DiGiallorenzo beefed up efforts to teach diabetic patients and those with gum disease about the oral health/diabetes connection.
This connection is a two-way street, according to some research on the topic, said DiGiallorenzo, who treats patients with diabetes at his Philadelphia, PA periodontics practice.
Gum disease can cause blood sugar levels to increase and aid in the progression of diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. Diabetics have a higher risk of encountering serious gum disease because they tend to be more prone to bacterial infection."