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By Alyssa Harris DMD
Seeley-Swan Medical Center, Partnership Health Center 

Oral Health and Diabetes

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Alyssa Harris DMD Seeley-Swan Medical Center, Partnership Health Center

Diabetes is a metabolic disease leading to high levels of sugar in the body. It is one of the most commonly encountered chronic diseases identified by health care providers including dentists. What many people might not realize is that uncontrolled blood sugar levels can cause problems for oral health and poor oral health can make it harder for a diabetic person to control their blood sugar levels. There are many complications from diabetes for the mouth including: xerostomia or dry mouth, burning sensation in the mouth, impaired/delayed wound healing, increased incidence and severity of in...



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