Yes, diabetes and periodontal disease—also known as gum disease—are linked to each other!

Diabetes—a condition in which the body doesn’t make or use insulin, or blood sugar, properly—can make it more difficult to prevent gum disease, and gum disease can increase your risk for complications from diabetes.

But what exactly is the relationship between these two disorders? Here’s what you need to know about diabetes and periodontal disease.

An article by Dr. Samir Alaswad. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: Is Diabetes Linked to Periodontal Disease?