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  1. Diabetes and Dental Health Taking Care of Your Teeth Makes a Difference

  2. Strong, Healthy Teeth • Are meant to last a lifetime • Help you eat and chew healthy foods • Help you talk • Give you a dazzling smile

  3. Healthy Teeth

  4. Healthy Tooth

  5. Gingivitis

  6. Gingivitis

  7. Periodontitis

  8. Periodontitis

  9. Advanced Periodontitis

  10. Advanced Periodontitis

  11. Gum Disease and Diabetes • Infections may raise blood sugar • Missing teeth may affect food choices

  12. Fruits & Veggies

  13. Gum Disease and DM Gum Disease Blood Sugar

  14. Prevention- Keep Your Teeth Clean • Plaque holds the bacteria that starts the infections • Brush 2x every day • Floss at least once per day • See your dental professional as often as recommended

  15. Professional Cleaning

  16. Brushing

  17. Flossing

  18. Tips for Good Dental Health • Have regular dental visits (as often as recommended) • Keep your teeth clean every day- brush and floss • Select healthy foods • Control your blood sugars