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8Sep, 2017

How Are Diabetes And Gum Disease Related?

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Oral health can be complicated if you do not know the facts. One example includes the relationships between diabetes and gum disease. Are You Diabetic? If you have diabetes, you have a greater risk of developing gum disease. You have a greater risk if you do not keep your condition under control. There are steps you can take to reduce your risk. Follow your physician’s instructions for your medical condition. Floss and brush your teeth and gums twice each day. Home oral care can prevent plaque from building up on […]
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3Aug, 2017

5 Tips to Protect Yourself From Gum Disease During Pregnancy

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Due to hormonal changes and other factors, your oral health is especially vulnerable when you are pregnant.  Some dental tips can protect you from gum disease during pregnancy. 1.  Visit your dentist- The best time to schedule an appointment for an exam and cleaning is before you become pregnant.  If you have not done so, visit as soon as you learn of your pregnancy. 2.  Keep your teeth and gums clean- To avoid gum disease, you must keep your teeth and gums free from bacteria and plaque.  Brush and floss after every […]
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2Sep, 2016

How Gum Disease Influences Alzheimer’s

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Did you know that September is World Alzheimer’s Month? Alzheimer’s disease is rapidly growing in the United States, with over 5 million people diagnosed. There are various unpreventable factors that increase your risk of developing the disease, such as age, family history and genetics. However, there are other factors that contribute to the progression of dementia and Alzheimer’s that you can control. One of these is your oral health. Recent studies have made a correlation between gum disease and the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Due to its inflammatory nature, gum disease can enter your bloodstream and affect everything […]
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