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November is American Diabetes Month

Alexandria, Va.—November is American Diabetes Month, bringing into focus the fact that people diagnosed with diabetes are at a greater risk for gum disease, dry mouth, oral infections and tooth decay.

According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 26 million U.S. adults and children have diabetes and another 79 million are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

ADA.org offers a broad overview of the oral health problems associated with diabetes, written for both dentist and patient.