December 15, 2013
Health Tip: How Diabetes Affects Oral Health
It raises risk of gum disease
(HealthDay News) -- Diabetes increases your risk for developing a number of health problems, including issues with your mouth, teeth and gums.
The Mouthhealthy.org website says diabetics are at heightened risk for these oral health conditions:
- Gum disease, which can be more severe and occur more often in people with diabetes.
- Fungal infections, which can cause mouth sores and painful swallowing.
- Infection after dental surgery.
- Increased healing time after dental surgery.