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Understanding the Relationship between Periodontal Disease and Diabetes

diabetes, periodontal (gum) disease

02/02/2010
Because diabetes negatively impacts the immune system's normal response to inflammation and wound healing, it can also wreak havoc in your mouth through periodontal (gum) disease. In fact, if left untreated, periodontal disease can cause bone loss and eventually the loss of teeth—regardless of whether or not you are diabetic. more...

Taking Care of Types 1 and 2 Diabetes

diabetes

02/02/2010
When it comes to taking care of your diabetes, most people are aware of the basics—taking your medicine, routine blood sugar monitoring, and eating healthy—but did you know that brushing and flossing everyday along with your routine six-month dental checkups are other steps you can take? And by telling your more...

Diabetes & Periodontal Disease—Two Disease with a Common Enemy…You!

diabetes, periodontal (gum) disease

02/02/2010
With over 23 million people suffering from diabetes in the US and over 170 million worldwide, you may not know that it often goes hand-in-hand with periodontal disease. While both are chronic inflammatory diseases, periodontal disease can make diabetes worse and vice versa. The good news is that evidence shows more...

Understanding the Factors that Can Influence Implant Success

dental implants

01/30/2010
Replacing a missing tooth with an implant has numerous advantages over other treatment options. However, even with a success rate of well over 95%, there are numerous factors that can influence your personal success rate. For example, patients who are non-smokers and in general good health tend to have fewer more...