02/02/2010  |  
Diabetes & Periodontal Disease—Two Disease with a Common Enemy…You!

With over 23 million people suffering from diabetes in the US and over 170 million worldwide, you may not know that it often goes hand-in-hand with periodontal disease. While both are chronic inflammatory diseases, periodontal disease can make diabetes worse and vice versa. The good news is that evidence shows that periodontal therapy is associated with improved blood sugar control in many patients with both diseases, and the fact that diabetic control improves periodontal outcomes. This means that by obtaining and maintaining good oral health, you have one more tool in helping you manage your diabetes.


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