Do you know that there is a link between gum disease and diabetes? Diabetics have a higher risk of developing gum disease compared to non-diabetics and the relationship appears to go both ways.
Research indicates that having a serious gum infection can make it more difficult to control blood sugar levels. This means that taking care of your mouth, which is always important, takes on special added importance for diabetes sufferers.
At Smiles Nambour, we want all our patients and readers to be aware of the link between the two diseases, symptoms to look for, and strategies to control them.