Gum Disease

Diabetes and Periodontal Disease

…risk of developing periodontal disease than people without blood sugar problems. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, occurs when the gums become infected and inflamed. Signs that you may have periodontal disease include: * red, sore, swollen gums * bleeding gums * loose or sensitive teeth * bad…

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Inflammation and Heart Disease

…builds up in your gum line and plaque in your arteries are connected. Dental plaque causes gingivitis (inflammation of the gums), and as it progresses, your mouth becomes a breeding ground for bacteria that pass into the blood and cause inflammation elsewhere. People with gum disease invariably have…

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Knock Out a Top Cause of Diabetic Complications

…But, as I will explain, this devastation is largely preventable. Nutrient Losses Cause Diabetic Complications Diabetes is a nutritional wasting disease. The elevated blood sugar levels that characterize diabetes cause excessive urination. In fact, diabetes mellitus is taken from two Greek words…

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Floss Your Way to Better Heart Health

…and cardiovascular disease. The reason is that periodontal disease (infection and inflammation of the gums) is associated with increased levels of C-reactive protein (CRP)—and the higher your CRP the greater your risk of cardiovascular disease. So, keeping your teeth and gums in good shape is…

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Smile With Confidence, Even If You Have Diabetes

…periodontal disease. According to the CDC, young adults with diabetes have about twice the risk of periodontal disease than those with normal blood sugar levels. People with poorly controlled blood sugar levels are nearly three times more likely to have severe forms of gum disease, and they…

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Tips to Banish Bad Breath

…also be a warning sign of more serious problems. Gum or periodontal disease is an obvious culprit. But bad breath can also be due to GERD (acid reflux), postnasal drip, chronic sinusitis, throat and respiratory infections, liver and kidney disease, lactose intolerance, certain medications, and more.…

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How to Quit Smoking Naturally

…months without a cigarette, your risk of having a heart attack will drop, and your lung function will improve. * After one year, your risk of heart disease will be cut by 50 percent, as will your risk of lung cancer after five years. In short, I don't know anyone who has quit smoking naturally…

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Nutrient Spotlight: 3 Primary Antioxidants

…also an effective therapy for preventing Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Furthermore, vitamin E helps alleviate respiratory problems and boosts your immune system’s ability to fight off infectious disease. The main dietary sources of vitamin E are vegetable oils, nuts,…

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