Diabetes: Chronic Disease with Dental Effects

by Jason 11/26/2013 8:00 AM

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 26 million Americans suffer from diabetes. Even more troubling, another 57 million—about a fourth of U.S. adults—have pre-diabetes. This means their blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough for them to be classified as diabetic.... more...

Diagnosis at the Doctor: How Doctors Can Look for Dental Disease

by Jason 7/16/2013 8:00 AM

A dental visit isn’t just about your teeth and gums. Your dental health is a good sign of how healthy you really are. If your tooth enamel is worn down, you may be stressed and grind your teeth at night. Swollen and receding gums are an early sign of diabetes. And sores in your mouth that don’t heal can sometimes indicate oral cancer.... more...

The Health Benefits of Apples

by Jason 6/25/2013 8:00 AM

An apple a day keeps diseases at bay. This old saying might sound a bit cliché, but when it comes to your dental health, it sure is true. And scientifically proven, to boot. The sugars in the foods you eat are converted to acids by the bacteria in your mouth. These acids start an instant attack on the enamel of your teeth leading to gum diseases and tooth decay. Each time you eat foods with sugar your teeth get exposed to the decay cycle. ... more...

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