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Tooth and gum problems can happen to anyone, but people with diabetes are more likely to suffer from gum disease and other dental problems because of prolonged high blood glucose levels.

Do you know how you can help keep your teeth and gums healthy? Take this quiz now and start down the road to good oral health!

Reviewed by Jason C. Baker, MD 08/14.

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