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Diabetes

Recent research has suggested that severe chronic gum disease (periodontitis) is often associated with diabetes and might be considered one of the chronic complications of diabetes. In addition, severe chronic gum disease may also impact a diabetic individual's ability to control blood glucose levels. A recent study consisting of over 200 subjects examined the relationship between diabetes and severe chronic gum disease. The results of the study indicate that subjects with diabetes had a greater level of severe chronic gum disease than subjects who did not have diabetes.

To learn more about dental tips for diabetics, click on the link below for an article on the subject.

People with diabetes are 2x times more likely to develop serious gum disease.

Why? Diabetes makes the body more susceptible to bacterial infection, so people with diabetes have a decreased ability to fight bacteria that invade the gums. Fortunately, there are easy steps you can take to protect your oral health if you have diabetes.

One simple step is to brush with a toothpaste specially formulated for gum health. Unlike other toothpastes, Colgate Total® toothpaste helps reduce up to 90%* bacteria build-up that cause gingivitis, an early form of gum disease, versus regular fluoride toothpaste 12 hours after brushing. Colgate Total® is recommended by most dentists for gum care.

Colgate Total® invites you to learn more about diabetes and oral health, including ways to manage related oral health complications.

*vs. regular fluoride toothpaste

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