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The less controlled your blood sugar is, the more likely you’ll have problems in your mouth. That’s because the disease harms white blood cells, which are your body's main defense against oral infections. See your dentist for regular cleanings and checkups.

For more detail, see Dental Care and Diabetes.

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Reviewed by Michael Dansinger, MD on February 08, 2015
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