Reason 6: Control your blood sugar
If you have diabetes, you’re more at risk for developing periodontal problems. But the good news is that getting your gum disease under control can actually help control your diabetes.
Not convinced yet? We may discover even more links between our gums and other health conditions in the future. “There’s more research coming out all the time,” Dr. MacGregor says. Experts say the best way to prevent problems is to brush and floss the gum area properly and thoroughly.