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Some people avoid the dentist because they fear pain or cannot afford to go. However, poor oral health can lead to more than cavities and gum disease. It may cause a number of adverse health conditions. There are many reasons beyond clean and healthy teeth to visit a dentist regularly.

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1. Increased Risk of Diabetes

Oral care and blood sugar levels share a strange relationship. Studies indicate that people with missing teeth are at higher risk of developing diabetes. Having fewer teeth may cause inflammation in the bloodstream, which can disrupt blood sugar levels. Conversely, individuals with diabetes are at higher risk of having gum disease and cavities.

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