Health Tip: Diabetes Can Take a Toll on Teeth and Mouth

By on August 10, 2015

Health Tip: Diabetes Can Take a Toll on Teeth and Mouth

Diabetes, especially when uncontrolled, can cause damage to your mouth and teeth.

The Mouthhealthy.org website says possible effects of diabetes on the teeth and mouth include:

  • Dry mouth, due to decreased saliva production.
  • Increased risk of cavities due to less saliva.
  • Gingivitis, characterized by bleeding, inflamed gums.
  • Difficulty tasting food.
  • Slower healing of mouth wounds.
  • Increased risk of infection.
  • Among diabetic children. teeth emerging earlier than expected.

Source: HealthDay

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