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ORAL HEALTH Empowers Diabetes Management

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Bi-directional link between diabetes and oral health

Did you know?

Oral health and diabetes are connected by a bidirectional link. Poor blood sugar control increases the risk of gum disease, while gum disease has adverse effects on blood sugar control. People living with diabetes are 1.5-3 times more likely to suffer from periodontitis.

Compromised gum tissue opens the door for dental plaque bacteria to spread into the rest of the body via the blood stream. The presence of bacteria in the body triggers an immune response that enhances insulin resistance, makes blood sugar levels harder to control. Watch the video here. 

What can you do?

Poor blood sugar control increases the risk of oral health challenges, while oral health challenges can lead to poor blood sugar control and a higher risk of diabetes-related complications.

By actively managing your oral care and maintaining healthy gums and teeth, you can live healthier, with your diabetes.

Your oral health fitness program: It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

Always clean between teeth

Why is interdental cleaning so important?

Interdental brushes are not just about removing food debris in between your teeth. They are an ESSENTIAL tool for managing plaque. They also stimulate gums and help lower inflammation in the gums.

GUM Trav-ler Interdental Brushes
GUM Activital Range

PREVENT with GUM® Daily Care range

  • Kind to gum tissue, with no harsh substances
  • Advanced plaque prevention
  • With antioxydant to strenghten & revitalise gum tissues
GUM Advanced Care range

MANAGE with GUM Advanced Care range

  • Kind to gum tissue, with no harsh substances
  • Professional grade plaque prevention
  • Antibacterial
  • With antioxydant to strenghten & revitalise gum tissues

Diabetes may cause additional oral discomforts


  • Easy to apply gel and spray
  • Provide immediate & long lasting  rehydratation and lubrification
  • Soothe irriated tissue and promote repair

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