The Diabetes Side Effect You've Never Heard Of

The Diabetes Side Effect You’ve Never Heard Of

 The Diabetes Side Effect You've Never Heard OfPeople suffering from both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are at high risk of partial or complete tooth loss. Tooth loss was greatest in the people above the age of 50 years.

Key takeaways:

  •        People with diabetes have an average of 10 missing teeth.
  • People with diabetes had a 28 percent greater risk of tooth loss compared to those without diabetes.
  • Hyperglycemia is thought to interfere with delivery of nutrients and removal of waste from the gums, causing gum disease and eventually tooth loss.

Avoid sugary snacks, which are well-known tooth decayers, and reach for crunchy foods like apples, celery, and carrots that will actually clean your chompers as your chew.

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