Dental cavities and gum diseases are bacterial infections. Any infection, including dental, can make it more difficult to manage diabetes and increases risk for heart, eye, kidney, and other serious complications.

Diabetes can increase the risk for dental problems, especially periodontal (gum) diseases. This can cause teeth to become loose as the bone to which teeth attach becomes damaged.

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Denver, CO 80202

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