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Gum Disease and Diabetes

Gum Disease and Diabetes

People with diabetes have a 2X greater risk of developing gum disease. Brushing with Colgate Total® Gum Defense and following a few other simple steps can help!

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Diabetes Patients Should Pay Close Attention to Oral Health

Diabetes Patients Should Pay Close Attention to Oral Health

If you have diabetes, keeping your glucose level within a healthy range and regular dental checkups are key to managing your oral health.    
Diabetes

Diabetes

Diabetes means that you have too much glucose (sugar) in your blood. No matter what type of diabetes you have, this can lead to serious health issues.
Diabetes Dental Tips

Diabetes Dental Tips

People with diabetes get gum disease more often than people who do not have diabetes. Gum infections can make it hard to control blood sugar. Once a gum infection starts, it can take a long time to heal. If the infection is severe, teeth can loosen or even fall out.
What is Good Oral Hygiene?

What is Good Oral Hygiene?

Maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth and gums. Healthy teeth not only enable you to look and feel good, they make it possible to eat and speak properly.
Taking Care of Your Teeth

Taking Care of Your Teeth

Thanks to better at-home care and in-office dental treatments, more people are keeping their teeth throughout their lives. Some diseases and conditions can make dental disease and tooth loss more likely.
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