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Oral Health Statistics
According to the Surgeon General, people who do not take care of their teeth are more likely to develop such issues with their health as diabetes, heart disease, problems with pregnancy, and stroke. ... People who have the serious gum disease called periodontaldisease are 50 to 75 percent more likely to have a heart-related incident. Periodontal disease has also been shown to cause people with such chronic conditions as diabetes a lot worse. Diabetics with periodontal disease are 30 to 50 percent more likely to have issues with regulating their blood sugar than diabetics with regular dental care because diseased gums can cause the level of sugar in the blood to rise. Statistics show that over 95 percent of diabetics suffer from some form of oral health issue such as gingivitis or periodontal disease, and the results of these conditions has been the loss of their teeth, and the need for serious oral care.
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