Diabetes and gum disease can go hand-in-hand, each making the other worse.
The American Diabetes Association mentions these warning signs of gum disease:
- Gums that bleed after flossing or brushing.
- Tenderness, swelling or redness of the gums.
- Receding gums that make nearby teeth appear longer.
- Bad breath.
- Pus that emerges when you press against the gum.
- Loose or moving permanent teeth.
- Changes affecting the alignment of your bite, or the fit of your dentures or bridge.