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Why Diabetics are at Higher Risk for Gum Disease

  When most people around the Thanksgiving dinner table are happily enjoying pecan pie, candied sweet potatoes, and pumpkin bread, it’s easy to forget that people with diabetes have to be mindful of the high sugar content of every forkful. Unfortunately, that’s not the only thing they have to worry about. Whether they’re type 1 […]

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3 Diseases Your Dentist Can Diagnose

Dentists are normally revered as tooth wizards, the all-knowing oral health experts. But your dentist is trained to do much more than simply ogle your oral orifice. Your dentist can spot evidence of more than 120 different diseases in or around your mouth. Here are three health problems in which your dentist might be your […]

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Gestational Diabetes: Does Your Oral Health Suffer?

Gestational diabetes, or temporary diabetes developed around the 24th week of pregnancy, puts both mother and baby at a higher risk of developing diabetes at a later stage in life. During this period, high sugar levels in the blood can increase the expectant mother’s risk of developing oral infections, gum diseases, tooth decay, dry mouth […]

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2 P’s to Avoid: Periodontal Disease and Pre-Diabetes

Many people have the misconception that taking care of your oral health only affects your teeth. Unfortunately, our bodies work as a system, and poor oral health inevitably leads to poor overall health. Pre-diabetes is only one of the many systemic connections between mouth and body. Denmark researchers found that people who had gum disease […]

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Are You at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

Today is American Diabetes Association Alert Day, a one-day “wake-up call” asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is a serious disease that strikes nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States, and a quarter of them—seven million—do […]

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People who control their diabetes through diet, exercise & medicine are less at-risk for gum disease.

The Link Between Diabetes and Gum Disease

Diabetics already have a lot to keep track of: blood sugar levels, nutrition, eyesight and weight loss or gain, just for starters. Unfortunately, people suffering from diabetes are also at higher risk for gum disease. Whether they’re type 1 or type 2, diabetics tend to get periodontal disease more easily and develop it earlier in […]

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People who control their diabetes through diet, exercise & medicine are less at-risk for gum disease.

High Blood Sugar Takes its Toll on Your Smile

When you have diabetes it can take its toll on your whole body, including your teeth and gums. Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, learning how to manage your blood sugar is essential. Your mouth naturally has bacteria that interact with starches and sugar to cause plaque buildup on your teeth. If […]

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Top Health Risks Affecting Americans’ Oral Health

Do you ever have those days when you feel like a well-oiled machine—healthy and moving at your best possible speed? And then there are the days when one part feels less than optimal, even halting to a painful grind. It’s true: Your body is a connected machine, and when it comes to keeping your overall […]

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