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Healthy Mouth Healthy Body - 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 above for an article from the National Institute of Health.

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* The ADA Council on Scientific Affairs' Acceptance of Colgate Total® toothpaste is based on its finding that the product is effective in helping to prevent and reduce tooth decay, gingivitis, plaque above the gumline and bad breath when used as directed.

** Colgate Total® is approved by the FDA to aid in the prevention of cavities, plaque and gingivitis. It has not been approved for the prevention or treatment of periodontitis or other diseases. Emerging research shows that there is an association between periodontitis and certain systemic diseases. A cause and effect relationship has not been established.