Dentist’s Chair: The reported link between mouthwash usage and increased Type 2 diabetes risk is examined

Dear Dr. Reitz: I recently watched a news report connecting mouthwash use to diabetes. Last year my physician said I was pre-diabetic. Are dentists aware that regular use of mouthwash can cause diabetes? – Billy, Boyertown

Dear Billy: Dentists have long known that certain oral bacteria cause both gum disease and tooth decay. Professional cleanings and regular oral home care are important in maintaining a

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