A standard trip to the dentist is intended to address issues such as cavities and to get a timely cleaning. However, were you aware that issues with your gums could hint that Type 2 diabetes is present? What do statistics show?
- Nearly one-half of people over age 30 have periodontal disease.
- Common symptoms include red and bleeding gums.
- People with Type 2 diabetes are three times more likely to develop periodontal disease (gum disease).
"These red flags of dental problems in your mouth may signal a health issue."
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