The links between periodontitis and diabetes

Gum diseases and diabetes are both chronic diseases that become more common as people get older. Our Perio & Diabetes campaign explains the links between periodontal diseases and diabetes mellitus and the actions that can be taken in terms of prevention, treatment, and management.

Watch the animation Perio & Diabetes

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Both gum diseases and diabetes are pervasive, systemic conditions with numerous interactions and impact on our overall health. About 80% of people aged over 35 suffer from some kind of gum problem and about 7% of the population suffers from diabetes, although in many cases this goes undiagnosed.