Diabetics are more susceptible to infections that could cause gum disease, tooth loss, and taste impairment. So if you have diabetes, your oral health is likely to be affected.
Tooth loss (edentulism) also has a strong association with a diagnosis of diabetes. A study of 2,508 adults in the US aged 50 and above showed that those who have diabetes have a higher number of missing teeth than those who are not diabetic.
Diabetes Australia provides useful information on how diabetes affects oral health.
If you have diabetes, it’s really important to let Dr. Teo know. She’ll tailor your dental treatment with your diagnosis in mind.