Diabetic Patients Advised to Take Good Care of Their Teeth

From the Spring Research Guide

Apr 1, 2006

If you have patients with diabetes, advise them to maintain good dental hygiene. A recent report states that people with diabetes have a higher severity of periodontal disease.

Jordanian researchers found that diabetics have “significantly worse oral hygiene as measured by the average of plaque index, higher severity of gingival disease as measured by the average of gingival index, and higher severity of periodontal disease as measured by the average of probing pocket depth and clinical attachment loss.”

Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications, January-February 2006

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