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Periodontal Disease and Diabetes

The association between diabetes and periodontal disease has been studied for more than 50 years. Study after study has shown a direct relationship in the severity of diabetes to periodontal disease. What is interesting about this relationship is that it is a positive feedback loop. Diabetes makes periodontal disease worse which in turn feeds back and makes diabetes worse.