How can diabetes affect my oral health?

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Dentist and prosthodontist Dr. Jonathan Levine discusses how diabetes affects dental health. Watch Dr. Levine's video for information on dental health and oral care.

While gum disease is the most common problem, having diabetes also makes you prone to other mouth problems such as oral infections, thrush, poor healing and dry mouth. But good dental care can help you keep your mouth healthy for a smile that will last a lifetime.

Diabetes can affect your oral health and vice versa. Poorly controlled diabetics are at increased risk of gum disease which in turn can make it more difficult to control the diabetes.

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