November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Throughout this month, we will be talking a lot about periodontal disease and how it affects those who live with diabetes. Today we want to begin by talking about the basics of preventing gum disease: understanding what actually happens in your mouth. Listen to Dr. Hadley describe how bacteria affect your gums. Then, take his advice and schedule your next dental cleaning and exam. Let us help you understand your mouth’s risk so that you can do what is necessary to stay healthy. Call us today at 509-591-0515. We can’t wait to see you soon!