For a variety of reasons, people with diabetes are more susceptible to periodontal (gum) disease than the general public, and many would benefit from taking some extra steps to maintain a healthy mouth.. This is where oral probiotics may help…

Keeping Your Mouth Squeaky Clean


Periodontal (gum) disease has been called the sixth complication of diabetes (in addition to eye, kidney, nerve, foot, and cardiovascular complications) because so many people with diabetes have it. Having high blood glucose raises the risk of developing periodontal disease, and periodontal disease tends to raise blood glucose levels. So clearly, making an effort to brush, floss, and have regular dental checkups is important when you have diabetes…

Disease, Treatment, and Oral Health


Many people associate tooth decay and periodontal disease with too much candy and not enough brushing and flossing. If only it were that simple. While it’s true that food and personal oral hygiene have a role in oral health, there are many other…

Choosing Dental Care


For years you’ve visited the same dental office for your regular cleanings and the occasional cavity. You’ve had few complaints about your care, but recently you’ve moved. You know that finding a good dental team is important, so how do you begin the search? What do you look for in a dentist and dental hygienist?


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