Are you afraid to go to the dentist? You should not because with regular visit to the dentist could help you determine with diabetes because of gum disease. You may not believe it or not gum disease is an earliest symptoms. You may ask your dentist about it and the risk factors like of the family history. And when you are frequently having dental check-ups, there will be a lower risk for heart attack and lower risk of stroke. Because bacteria in your mouth enter through blood vessels and would cause to form a plaque, also the cause to blockages and eventually the cause for heart risk and stroke.