People with diabetes twice as likely to lose teeth

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By Timberlake Dental curated from CBSNews.c0m

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“Diabetes can take a toll on a person’s health in any number of ways, including vision, cardiovascular, and nerve problems — but many people don’t realize it can harm teeth, too. A new study highlights the risk and reveals that people with diabetes lose twice as many teeth as those without the condition.”

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As stated in the article, The study, from Duke University researchers, shows that while tooth loss has dropped overall in the U.S. over the past 40 years, people with diabetes remain much more vulnerable. Black Americans with diabetes are especially likely to lose teeth.


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