Research shows that gum disease might be a sign of undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. Studies reveal that one in five people with gum disease have diabetes.
– Poor oral health is a sign of underlying chronic conditions like diabetes, kidney disease and heart disease.
– Periodontitis (severe gum disease) causes gum inflammation and destroys the jaw bone.
– Signs of gum disease include bleeding, receding gums, bad odour, redness and swelling and loose teeth.
Avoid dental illnesses and chronic diseases by brushing your teeth twice daily and visiting the dentist regularly for dental screening.
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