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Diabetes and Periodontal Disease

…times more likely to develop severe gum disease than people who don’t smoke. The best way to lower your risk of developing periodontal disease is to brush and floss every day, take a good daily vitamin and mineral supplement, and visit your dentist on a regular basis.

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Smile With Confidence, Even If You Have Diabetes

…fermentation process, producing acids that eat through tooth enamel and cause decay. The best way to lower your risk of developing periodontal disease is to brush and floss every day and visit your dentist on a regular basis. And if you smoke, quit. Statistics show that people with diabetes who smoke and are 45…

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Inflammation and Heart Disease

…elsewhere. People with gum disease invariably have higher CRP levels than those with healthy gums. They also have greater risk of heart attack and stroke. Brush and floss regularly and consider investing in a toothbrush that uses high-frequency vibrations such as Sonicare. Finally, think about adding natural…

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4 Embarrassing Health Problems, Solved

…bad breath, starting with your tongue. Your tongue’s protective mucous coating makes it an excellent hideout for bacteria. To prevent bad breath, brush your tongue along with your teeth. You can also borrow a tip from Ayurvedic medicine and scrape your tongue once a day. Curved thin metal or plastic…

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Ginger-Soy Chicken Breasts

…at least 2 hours or overnight, turning occasionally. Preheat a grill, broiler, or grill. Spray it with olive oil spray. Place chicken on the grill, brush with marinade, and cook 7 to 9 minutes on each side, turning once. Per serving: calories 145, fat 1.4 g, protein 27 g, carbohydrates 2.5 g, fiber .2…

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Recipes for Diabetes: Roasted Vegetables With Mustard Vinaigrette

…teaspoon seasoned salt or salt substitute (to taste) 1 clove minced garlic Preheat broiler. Place eggplant, zucchini, and mushrooms on broiling pan and brush lightly with 1–2 tablespoons of olive oil. Roast under broiler for 3–4 minutes on each side. While they are cooking, mix 2 tablespoons of olive…

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Natural Treatments for Osteoarthritis

…established guidelines for treating osteoarthritis that emphasize conservative measures such as weight loss and exercise. All too often, however, doctors brush aside these treatments for osteoarthritis and go straight to pain-relieving drugs, corticosteroid injections, arthroscopic and joint replacement surgery…

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Floss Your Way to Better Heart Health

…keeping your teeth and gums in good shape is one more thing you can do to promote healthy arteries and stave off heart attack and stroke. While brushing is important, flossing is even more critical. A study presented at an American Heart Association conference looked at 300 patients in a lifestyle…

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5 Signs of Hidden Health Problems

…* A burning sensation over your tongue, lips, or entire mouth (called burning mouth syndrome), may be caused by something as easily remedied as brushing your teeth/tongue too hard, using harsh mouthwash, or wearing irritating dentures. However, it also may be a sign of an iron, zinc, or B-complex vitamin…

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