(HealthDay News) -- Diabetes increases your risk for developing a number of health problems, including issues with your mouth, teeth and gums.
The Mouthhealthy.org website says diabetics are at heightened risk for these oral health conditions:
Gum disease, which can be more severe and occur more often in people with diabetes.
Fungal infections, which can cause mouth sores and painful swallowing.
Infection after dental surgery.
Increased healing time after dental surgery.