The Story of Diabetes & Dentistry

The Story of Diabetes & DentistryThe Problem:

With more than 24 million diabetics and 57 million pre-diabetics in the United States1, nearly a quarter of the nation’s population, the connections between dental health and diabetes have never been more critical.

As an indicator of our general health, the rapidly rising rate of diabetes should be ringing alarm bells everywhere. In 2005 alone, the latest year of statistics compiled by the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse, 1.5 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in Americans over the age of 20.2.