Diabetes affects 18.2 million people in the United States and is expected to double by the year 2010. Additionally , diabetics that do not have good control over their blood sugars are more susceptible to oral health problems than non-diabetics, according to a study that appears in the November 2004 issue of General Dentistry.
Oral Symptoms of Diabetes:
- Bad breath and bleeding gums are often indicators
- Dry mouth also may develop, causing increased tooth decay
- Receding gums has been found in poorly controlled diabetic patients