President Of The National Dental Association, Dr. Kim Perry, Talks Diabetes & Oral Health

Living with diabetes means paying close attention to what you eat, taking care of your eyes and even being more mindful of your feet. But, another part of your body that requires attention is your mouth; more specifically your teeth. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people with diabetes are two times more likely to develop serious gum disease, ranging from gingivitis (an early stage of gum disease) to periodontitis (severe gum disease).