Diabetes and Oral Health

If you have diabetes, you need to take extra care of your mouth. People with diabetes are at a
greater risk of developing gum (periodontal) disease. Additionally, having diabetes can make
your gum disease worse and possibly lead to tooth loss, your mouth being more susceptible to
infection, slow to heal following oral surgery, and/or chronically dry.

Resources:

NEW - Maryland Department of Health Diabetes Action Plan​

Diabetes and Oral Health Fact Sheet

Maryland Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (DPCP)

American Diabetes Association (ADA)

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)



Powerpoints from Prediabetes and Oral Health Conference, June 26, 2015

Dr. Kristi Silver : Prediabetes: An Overview
George W. Taylor, DMD, MPH, DrPH:  Prediabetes and Oral Health: Epidemiologic and Clinical Perspectives