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Diabetes and Oral Health

Posted on: November 8, 2016
November is Diabetes awareness month. Diabetes affects your whole body and increases your risk of dental disease. Healthy blood sugar levels will lower the risk of gum disease. Brushing, flossing, routine dental exams/ professional cleanings, controlling your blood sugar and watching your diet are extremely important! Lots of diabetics suffer from lack ...
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Misconception That Snus Isn’t Harmful

Posted on: July 20, 2016
With the many choices of smokeless tobacco out these days, snus is becoming more popular. There is a common misconception that snus is not as harmful as more traditional smokeless tobacco or smoking cigarettes. This is just not true. Snus still contains cancer causing chemicals, while it may be on a lower ...
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The benefits of xylitol in your chewing gum!

Posted on: June 1, 2016
Xylitol is a natural sugar found in plant material used as a sweetener in various chewing gums, certain candies, and a variety of other dental related products. Studies show that xylitol can be directly beneficial to your dental health when used regularly because the mouth processes it into an acid that doesn't cause ...
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Why do I have bad breath?

Posted on: February 24, 2016
Almost everyone has dealt with bad breath at some point. Bad breath is mainly caused from the bacteria that live and thrive in the mouth. Reasons for bad odor include poor dental hygiene, infections in the mouth, certain foods and drinks, medications, tobacco use, dry mouth, and medical illnesses. Ways to ...
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Diabetes and My Mouth!

Posted on: November 9, 2015
November 14 is World Diabetes Awareness Day! You may be wondering why you are seeing Diabetes concerns on your Dentist's page? It's simple, the answer is Glucose... Glucose is by definition a sugar. It is the main source of energy and fuel for most living organisms from bacteria to humans. We ...
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Kidney Disease and How it is Linked to Your Oral Health

Posted on: October 9, 2013
Kidney Health Kidney disease affects millions of people in the US, with many more at risk of developing the disease. Those at risk include people who have diabetes, high blood pressure, and family history of kidney disease. Studies are now showing poor eating habits, smoking, and obesity are also a ...
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Help Me! My Mouth is so DRY!!

Posted on: May 14, 2013
Are you suffering from xerostomia? Xerostomia is the medical term used to describe a patient's state of having a "dry mouth".There are many factors that contribute to xerostomia. One of the causes of the dreaded "dry mouth condition" include cancer treatments with chemotherapy and/or cancer treatments with radiation of the ...
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Why is my mouth so dry? Insight on Xerostomia

Posted on: March 20, 2013
Dry mouthis a condition in which your mouth is unusually dry. The medical term for dry mouth is xerostomia (zeer-o-STO-me-uh). Dry mouth is a common problem that may seem just a bother. But a dry mouth can affect the health of your teeth. Dry mouth can lead to problems because ...
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Relationship between Periodontal disease and Diabetes

Posted on: June 12, 2012
It is estimated that diabetes affects 20 million Americans, while approx 35-40% of cases remain undiagnosed. This number is expected to grow significantly in the future. There are two main types of diabetes: Type 1 (5-10% of cases)and Type 2 (85-90% of cases). Type 1 results ...
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