The Connection Between Oral Health and Diabetes

Published 09/29/2021

In this video, Mark Deutchman, MD, family medicine physician and professor at the University of Colorado, explains the connection between oral health and diabetes. When diabetic patients have good oral health, it’s easier to control their blood sugars. Diagnosing and treating periodontal disease can help patients with their diabetic care. In short, improving oral health improves diabetic control.

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