Should I do a monthly oral health exams with type 2 diabetes?

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If you have type 2 diabetes, it's important to keep an eye on your dental health. You can do a monthly oral exam to assess your dental health. You should check your teeth and gums for changes. If you see possible tooth decay or loose teeth, bleeding or reddened gums, pus between the gums and the teeth, or sensitive gums, call your dentist. Your dentist can do more for your teeth and gums if you seek help early on. If you wait too long to take care of tooth and gum problems, you may need more invasive treatments. 

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