TIPS FOR A GOOD ORAL HEALTH

A pilot study carried out on a cohort of patients with diabetes in the local Singapore context indicated that individuals with diabetes have more severe periodontal disease than the population at large.

It was found that 40% of the adult diabetics suffered from moderately advanced periodontal disease as measured by the CPI (Community Periodontal Index) criteria as compared with about 15% in population- based studies.

Diabetes and Periodontal Disease, Wah Ching Tan et al, August 2006