Gum disease can raise your blood sugar level

Gum disease can raise your blood sugar levelCurated News:

By Timberlake Dental curated from Journal of the American Dental Association

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“…scientists are finding that gum disease may raise blood sugar levels in people with and without diabetes…”

See full article on Journal of the American Dental Association

Video below courtesy of YouTube


Gum disease, officially known as Periodontis, is a long lasting infection of the gums and afflicts one-half of the U.S. population.  Along with the well known impacts of this infection, most notably loss of teeth, scientists have now linked it to elevation of blood sugar levels, which is associated with a host of other health issues related to Type 2 Diabetes (formerly known as adult onset Diabetes).   This article and the video below are worth your time if you have or suspect you have gum disease.  The video contains information on additional ailments that may be linked to gum disease. You can take action now to address gum disease.

Dr. Rodney D. Chowning, DDS, General Dentistry, Denton, TX