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Does Diabetes affect oral health?

Diabetes and Periodontal (Gum) Disease... If you have diabetes, it can affect many parts of your body. This includes your teeth and gums. The effect is even greater when your blood sugar is not well controlled, making it harder to fight bacterial infections. Plaque buildup Plaque is a clear, sticky layer of bacteria that forms on teeth. If it is not removed, it can lead to infections such as gum disease. If your high blood sugar is not controlled, you may have more plaque bacteria than most people. That means you are more at risk for oral health problems. Gingivitis Red, swollen gums Gingivitis is a form of gum disease. It is caused by a buildup of plaque and tartar on the teeth and gums. If


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3120 State St. 

Medford, OR 97504




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