Gums

Diabetes and Periodontal Disease

…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 breath * trouble chewing According to…

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Inflammation and Heart Disease

…that 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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Floss Your Way to Better Heart Health

…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 one more thing you can do to promote healthy…

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Smile With Confidence, Even If You Have Diabetes

…severe forms of gum disease, and they typically lose more teeth than people without diabetes. The main culprit behind the increased risk of periodontal disease is damage to blood vessels due to elevated blood sugar levels. Without nourishment and removal of wastes from their tissues, the gums become less…

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Nutrient Spotlight: 3 Primary Antioxidants

…remove heavy metals such as lead, arsenic, and mercury from your body. This vitamin also helps prevent arteriosclerosis, varicose veins, and bleeding gums, and inhibits oxidation of LDL cholesterol. Vitamin C is found in broccoli, peppers, cantaloupe, strawberries, oranges, kiwis, pink grapefruit, and…

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Little-Known Health Benefits of Probiotics

…Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, and other strains help curb growth of bacteria such as Streptococcus mutans that contribute to bad breath, cavities and gum problems. So how can you maintain or increase the amount of probiotics in your body? First, eat plenty of prebiotics, indigestible carbohydrates that…

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How to Quit Smoking Naturally

…specific neuroreceptors in the brain. As the nicotine dissipates from the brain, the receptors literally cry out for more. This is the premise behind the gum and patches containing nicotine. There's a product called Sulfonil that binds with nicotine receptors and blocks the craving even more effectively than…

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