How does oral health (teeth) affect diabetes?

Question by Gary D: How does oral health (teeth) affect diabetes?
I’ve never heard of this correlation and my local grocery store in Texas (HEB) posted this advertisement on their pharmacy bags now…

“For better oral health against diabetes, replace your toothbrush every 3 months.”.

This statement doesn’t make any sense to me. First of all, the American Dental Association recommends a MONTHLY change of toothbrush for good oral health, but I’ve never heard of this being done to help prevent diabetes?!!!

Does this make any sense to anyone else out there?

Best answer:

Answer by debbigeri
i just found out that i have diabeties and had to get teeth pulled. he said that it was because of my diabeties.

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