Take Charge of Your Diabetes and Oral Health
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 germs 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. Colgate Total® toothpaste reduces 90% of plaque germs that cause gingivitis, the most common form of gum disease, for 12 hours*. It is also the only FDA-approved** toothpaste to prevent gingivitis and the #1 recommended most by dentists for gum care.
The experts at Colgate invite you to learn more about diabetes and oral health, including ways to manage related oral health complications.
In support of American Diabetes Month®, Colgate Total® is educating people living with diabetes about the critical link between diabetes and gum disease to empower them to take charge of their diabetes health.
Healthcare professionals and celebrities alike have joined the campaign to help increase awareness of oral care for Americans living with diabetes.
A recent survey about oral health revealed a lack of awareness about the various health issues associated with diabetes. The survey also looked at how Hispanics and African Americans are dealing with their diabetes and oral health.
This colorful, easy-to-understand pamphlet shows why people with diabetes are more at risk for gum disease and how brushing with Colgate Total® can help.
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Research shows an increased prevalence of gum disease among those with diabetes. Learn why this association may exist.
Good oral hygiene is your best defense against gum disease. Print and post this illustrated guide to proper brushing and flossing.
Patients with diabetes have a higher risk of developing many oral health problems. Discover the most common conditions.
Gum disease is often painless until it reaches advanced stages. Watch for these signs.
Periodontitis is a group of conditions that involve inflammation of the gums and other structures that support the teeth. This disease often starts as gingivitis.
Gum disease has three distinct stages. Take a closer look at symptoms and treatment.
For additional information about diabetes and oral health, visit the Oral Care Center at Colgate.com.
*vs. ordinary, non-antibacterial toothpaste.
**Colgate Total® toothpaste is approved through the New Drug Application process to help prevent gingivitis. Not approved for the prevention or treatment of serious gum disease or other diseases.