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American Diabetes Month raises awareness on oral health for Latinos

from Fox News Latino

November marks American Diabetes Month, a perfect time to show off those pearly whites. According to the American Diabetes Association, there is "more bacteria in your mouth right now than there are people on Earth," raising a major health concern for those with the chronic disease impacting the amount of sugar in their blood. When germs settle into the gums, they can cause gum disease, which can ultimately resort to teeth loss. And for those with poor blood glucose levels, the chances of developing serious oral issues are more likely for those with diabetes than non-diabetics. Like any infection, gum disease could cause blood sugar to rise, making diabetes harder to control. more

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