The Link Between

Periodontal Disease and Diabetes

Dr. Anthony Quihuis

Dr. Vanessa Quihuis

Patients with diabetes are at a higher risk of developing gum disease.

Poor dental hygiene creates a breeding ground for harmful bacteria.

Plaque buildup can lead to the early form of gingivitis. If left untreated, gingivitis can advance into periodontitis, a more severe form of gum disease.

What can you do to prevent gum disease?

Brush twice and floss daily

Avoid using tobacco

Keep your mouth hydrated

Use an antibacterial mouthwash

Get dental cleanings at least twice a year

Monitor and manage diabetes