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More than 29 million Americans have diabetes. 1 in 4 of them doesn’t know. More than 1 in 3 US adults have prediabetes. US Centers for Disease Control, June 2014.

Persons with diabetes 2-3 more at risk to develop periodontal disease. US Centers for Disease Control, 2011 Diabetes Fact Sheet.

The relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes. American Dental Association. “Periodontal disease and diabetes, a two-way street.” JADA, Vol. 137 October 2006.

Society for General Microbiology. “Dental plaque bacteria may trigger blood clots.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 26 March 2012. <>.

In people with periodontal disease, the action of chewing and brushing teeth releases bacteria into the bloodstream. Harvard Heart Letter

Various links between oral health and diabetic health” conditions from a study in Sweden. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. “Type 2 diabetes and oral health: A comparison between diabetic and non-diabetic subjects” Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. Volume 50, Issue 1, September 2000, Pages 27–34 via Science Direct.

Bacteria in your mouth may make colon cancer worse, according to a study in Cell Host & Microbe (“Fap2 Mediates Fusobacterium nucleatum Colorectal Adenocarcinoma Enrichment by Binding to Tumor-Expressed Gal-GalNAc”) Volume 20, Issue 2, p215-225, August 10, 2016 via Newser