Diabetes is a chronic disorder in which the body isn’t able to use or make insulin correctly. This leads to too much glucose, the body’s sugar, the in blood, which can affect your health, including your teeth and gums. Untreated diabetes—in which blood sugar is uncontrolled—can especially affect your oral cavity, leading to increased plaque, tartar, and bacteria .
The relationship between diabetes and your dental health can impact your gum tissue, but it also can lead to an increased risk for oral thrush, in which your body can’t control a natural type of fungus that occurs in the oral cavity, as well as dry mouth.
But how exactly does diabetes influence your gum health to potentially cause gum disease? Here’s what you need to know.
Read the full article here: Diabetes and Gum Disease