Gum disease and Diabetes

Imagine if you had an ulcer the size of a regular Australian postage stamp on the back of your hand. Wouldn’t you do something about it? Clean it up? Bandage it? Treat infection with antibiotics? Many people don’t realise that the root of a single tooth has the entire surface area of one average postage stamp! Now imagine if you had gum disease and the gums around several teeth in your mouth were housing millions and millions of nasty bacteria? That’s a lot of stamps!

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