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Diabetes takes a bite out of your dental health

Diabetes is a head-to-toe disease — one that can destroy your knees…your heart…your eyes…and even your TEETH!

New research finds what many diabetics already know firsthand: If you have this disease, you’re going to get to know your dentist really, really well.

Your dental bills will probably be enough to buy him a new car.

Over the past 40 years, more Americans have been keeping more of their teeth, and for longer — EXCEPT diabetics!

If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, you can expect to lose your chompers at an alarming rate. In fact, you’re 34 percent more likely than everyone else to lose your teeth, and not just one or two — between seven and 11 of the teeth that are supposed to stay in your mouth!

Sure, that’s diabetes hard at work — damaging every cell in your body it can. But it turns out, that’s not the whole story: A new study finds that if you have diabetes, you don’t brush and floss as much as everyone else. And, despite your bleeding gums, you don’t see the dentist as often as you should.

That is, until your teeth start dropping out of your gums.

Next thing you know, you’ll start to look like you live at the bus station every time you open your mouth to speak.

Vanity aside, rotting teeth and bleeding gums will increase your risk of heart attack, stroke, and other serious health problems. And tooth loss will turn your every meal into an exercise in frustration, because even falsies have only got about a quarter the bite power of real teeth.

Who in heck wants to end up eating mush for every meal?

There’s a lot more than your ability to chew on the line, so if you have diabetes — and even if you don’t — take good care of your teeth.

Let someone ELSE pay for your dentist’s Maserati!

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