Q: I Have Diabetes. Why Is My Dentist Concerned?
A: Research today suggests a link between gum disease and diabetes. It has been established that people with diabetes are more prone to gum disease. Be sure to see your dentist regularly for checkups.
Q: What Are Some Symptoms of Oral Cancer?
A: Symptoms include a sore that doesn’t heal, a lump, or a white or red patch on the inside of the mouth. Regular visits to the dentist or dental hygienist are the first line of defense against oral cancer.