As mentioned in a previous post, there is increasing evidence based on extensive research that gum disease and diabetes are linked. Not only do those with diabetes experience higher incidents of gum disease, but that gum disease may in fact lead to a greater possibility that you may become diabetic. To test your knowledge of the link between oral health and diabetes, the Dental Health Blog has borrowed this Oral Health Quiz from the American Diabetes Association.

Are you Diabetic? Take the Oral Health Quiz Today!

1) People with diabetes are at a higher risk for gum disease.
Ο True Ο False

2) The only problem affecting gums and teeth for people with diabetes is gum disease.
Ο True Ο False

3) My blood glucose level, if poorly controlled, will not have any effect on developing gum disease.
Ο True Ο False

4) I don’t need to tell both my dentist and hygienist that I have diabetes.
Ο True Ο False

5) The goal of your daily brushing and flossing is to clean away plaque and the germs in your mouth.
Ο True Ο False

6) I may not be able to tell I have serious gum disease.
Ο True Ο False

7) The first stage of gum disease is called periodontitis.
Ο True Ο False

8) Bleeding gums and red, swollen, or tender gums are signs of gingivitis and/or gum disease.
Ο True Ο False

9) Gum disease is often painless.
Ο True Ο False

10) Only a small percentage of adults get gingivitis and gum disease during their lives.
Ο True Ο False

11) Gum disease generally starts in your early 30’s.
Ο True Ο False

How do you think you did on this Oral Health Quiz? Click here to find the correct answers: Oral Health Quiz Answers.

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