Diabetes: Oral complications

People with diabetes face a higher than normal risk of oral health problems. The link between diabetes and oral health problems is high blood sugar. If blood sugar is poorly controlled, oral health problems are more likely to develop. This is because uncontrolled diabetes weakens white blood cells, which are the body’s main defense against bacterial infections that can occur in the mouth.

People with diabetes face a higher risk of:    

  • Dry mouth
  • Gum inflammation (gingivitis) and periodontitis
  • Poor healing of oral tissues
  • Thrush
  • Burning mouth and/or tongue

People with diabetes face a higher than normal risk of oral health problems. The link between diabetes and oral health problems is high blood sugar. If blood sugar is poorly controlled, oral health problems are more likely to develop. This is because uncontrolled diabetes weakens white blood cells, which are the body’s main defense against bacterial infections that can occur in the mouth.

People with diabetes face a higher risk of:    

  • Dry mouth
  • Gum inflammation (gingivitis) and periodontitis
  • Poor healing of oral tissues
  • Thrush
  • Burning mouth and/or tongue

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