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Diabetes increases your risk of a variety of diseases, including oral health problems such as gum disease, cavities, and infection.

Take extra care of your mouth:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice per day, preferably after mealtime.

  • Floss every day.

  • Visit the dentist twice a year, and discuss your diabetes with him or her.

  • Make an appointment with your dentist if you notice any bleeding, pain, or other changes.

    Last updated: Nov-12-07

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