Diabetes and oral health promotion: a survey of disease prevention behaviors.

@article{Moore2000DiabetesAO,
  title={Diabetes and oral health promotion: a survey of disease prevention behaviors.},
  author={P. M. A. Moore and Trevor Orchard and James Guggenheimer and Robert J. Weyant},
  journal={Journal of the American Dental Association},
  year={2000},
  volume={131 9},
  pages={1333-41}
}
BACKGROUND Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disease known to affect oral disease progression. The authors surveyed health behaviors essential for preventing dental and periodontal diseases and maintaining oral health is a population of adult patients with type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes. The goals of this study were to assess these patients' oral health behaviors, access to dental care and need for improved health education. METHODS As part of a dental and periodontal examination, 406… CONTINUE READING