Di­a­betes warn­ing

The Daily Examiner - - NEWS -

THE Aus­tralian Den­tal As­so­ci­a­tion NSW is re­mind­ing peo­ple liv­ing with di­a­betes to visit their den­tist reg­u­larly as an in­te­gral part of man­ag­ing their health. Di­a­betes is the fastest-grow­ing chronic con­di­tion in Aus­tralia, with 280 peo­ple de­vel­op­ing di­a­betes ev­ery day. Pe­ri­odon­tal dis­ease is a chronic in­flam­ma­tory gum dis­ease which leads to de­struc­tion of the bone sup­port­ing the teeth, and ul­ti­mately tooth loss. “If you’re liv­ing with di­a­betes, it’s im­por­tant to see your den­tist at least once a year be­cause of the two-way re­la­tion­ship be­tween di­a­betes and pe­ri­odon­tal dis­ease,” ADA NSW spokes­woman Dr Sarah Raphael said.

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