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The Link Between Periodontal Disease & Diabetes

Roughly 30 million people suffer from diabetes in North America. Diabetes is a serious health condition that affects your body’s ability to process sugar. If left untreated, it can lead to serious health complications including problems with your eyes, nerves, kidneys, and heart. Did you know that diabetes could also cause problems with your gums?

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What Causes Gum Disease and Gingivitis?

Gum disease is a bacterial infection that destroys the supporting structure of the teeth. If left untreated, it can have a detrimental impact on your oral and overall health in the future. Understanding the causes of gum disease and gingivitis is the first step in protecting your oral health.   What is gum disease?  

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