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Can a dentist tell if you have diabetes?

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Your dentist can surely spot symptoms of diabetes but a conclusion can only be drawn after a proper blood diagnostic. One sign of diabetes is frequent yeast infections in the mouth. If you are a diabetic, you can get yeast infections as it occur when blood glucose levels rise creating an environment for yeast cells to divide and grow. 

A periodontal or gum disease is also a warning sign of diabetes. Diabetes with periodontal disease can make it extremely hard for you to control the blood glucose levels creating an imbalance of bacteria in the mouth.

It is important to visit the dentist regularly in order to ensure your good overall health. Dentists might not be able to stop diabetes from occurring, but they can recognize the symptoms of diabetes in early stage so you can get the treatment on time. Also, a dentist can help you maintain proper health for teeth and gums if you already have diabetes.

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