Did you know that diabetes and periodontal disease have a strong correlation? According to the American Academy of Periodontology, diabetic patients are more likely to develop periodontal disease, which in turn can increase blood sugar and diabetic complications. Severe periodontal disease can increase blood sugar, contributing to increased periods of time when the body functions with a high blood sugar. This puts people with diabetes at increased risk for diabetic complications.
Brushing at least twice daily and flossing everyday can help control and even reverse the gum disease of periodontal disease.
Review these instructions on proper flossing techniques: