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Gum Health with Diabetes

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With all the concerns that people with diabetes have, oral health is not often one they consider. However, because of their high glucose (sugar in the blood) levels, diabetics are vulnerable to issues that lead to gum disease. Sugar in saliva allows damaging bacteria to multiply. The abundance of bacteria creates an infection and attacks […]

Fluoride is Your Ally

Fluoride is Your Ally

Even with the prevalence of fluoride in tap water, toothpaste, and mouth rinses, many people are significantly deficient in fluoride, which puts their oral health in jeopardy. Fluoride is a natural mineral found in soil, rocks and food. As a preventative dental agent, fluoride is used in two ways: systemically and topically. Topically: a fluoride […]

Dental Visits Must Be a Priority

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Priorities are things that you set apart because of their importance. Things like sleeping, eating, going to work, and paying bills on time are often at the top of your priorities. Other things should also be on a list of priorities like eating healthy, sleeping enough each night, leaving the stress of work at work […]

Gum Disease and Pregnancy

Gum Disease and Pregnancy

Finding out you are pregnant may be one of the most exciting times of your life. You probably have three phone calls to make once you celebrate the news with your partner – your mother, your best friend, and your OB/GYN. While these are certainly important calls to make, there is also another name that […]