It's no accident that five of these six warning signs mention diabetes. People with diabetes (both type 1 and type 2) are at greater risk for many dental problems, including periodontal disease. In addition, about one-third of people with diabetes have not been diagnosed, according to the National Institutes of Health. Those two facts should make any unexplained oral symptoms a good reason to see your dentist.
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Reviewed by Andrew M. Sicklick, D.D.S.