Good and regular dental care is very much essential fro the diabetics as stated according to the latest study, the disease happens to put the oral health of a person at risk. The researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have found that the oral microbiome is affected by diabetes, resulting in a shift for increasing the pathogenicity.

The study not only presented that the oral microbiome of mice with diabetes transmitted, however, the change was related to the increase in the bone loss and inflammation. “Till now, there was no concrete evidence that oral microbiome is affected by diabetes,” stated Dana Graves who is the senior author.

“However, the research that had been conducted was not extensive.” Right before four years, the European Federation of Periodontology and the American Academy of Periodontology had issued a report that stated that there was no presence of compelling evidence regarding the direct association of diabetes to the alterations in the oral microbiome. However, Graves along with his colleagues were doubtful and decided to research assess the question by using a mouse model which copies Type 2 diabetes.

“My arguments were that the appropriate research for the matter had not been completed, so I made the decision that we will conduct the appropriate research,” added Graves. The research team started by the characterization of the oral microbiome of the mice that were diabetic as compared to the healthier mice.

The experts found that the mice that were diabetics had a similar kind of oral microbiome like their healthier counterparts while they were sampling before the development of the high levels of blood sugar, of hyperglycemia. However, once these diabetic mice became hyperglycemic, the microbiome of these mice became very distinct from their traditional littermates along with a less diversified bacteria community.