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Vicious circle: Diabetics prone to gum disease, which can worsen glucose control

By: Sheryl Ubelacker, Health Reporter, The Canadian Press TORONTO – People with diabetes are far more prone to developing serious gum disease than those without the disorder, but it’s not only tooth loss they need to worry about. Experts say chronic periodontal disease can also affect the ability to keep blood-sugar levels under control, leading […]

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Mom’s gum disease treatment safe for baby

By Frederik Joelving NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Pregnant women can safely be treated for gum infections without having to worry about their baby’s health, according to a new study. The concern among dentists had been that treating the problem could cause bacteria to get into the mothers’ bloodstream, where they could harm babies’ development. […]

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Experts stress importance of dental care during pregnancy

A new article published in General Dentistry highlights the essential need for good oral health for those who are expecting a child. The report indicates that women undergo significant changes in their mouth during the course of their pregnancy. They may suffer from gingivitis, severe swollen gums or pregnancy tumors. Although gingivitis is the same […]

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Healthy Gums May Lead to Healthy Lungs

Maintaining healthy teeth and gums may reduce risk for pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. CHICAGO—January 18, 2011—Maintaining periodontal health may contribute to a healthy respiratory system, according to research published in the Journal of Periodontology. A new study suggests that periodontal disease may increase the risk for respiratory infections, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) […]

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People With Diabetes at Higher Risk for Developing Gum Disease

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes affects nearly 24 million people in the United States. In observance of National Diabetes Month, the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) encourages those with diabetes to pay extra attention to their oral health. Studies have shown that those with diabetes are more susceptible to […]

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