Diabetes and High Rates of Gum Disease

Do you have diabetes? We know that diabetics have a higher rate of gum disease than patients who do not, but new research suggests ways they can protect themselves. Additional evidence linking type 2 diabetes with a greater risk of gum disease has been published in the journal Diabetes Research … [Read more...]

Signs You Might Have Gum Disease

Most people don't think too much about gum disease and most don't know the warning signs. They brush, they floss and they think they've got their oral health care covered. Unfortunately, life isn't always fair when it comes to gum disease. Certain health conditions and drugs can make you more … [Read more...]

Gum Disease Treatment Keeps Diabetics Healthier

Diabetics and gum disease have a very special relationship. Having diabetes gives patients a much higher risk of developing gum disease. Having gum disease is linked to diabetes and causes diabetic patients to have a much harder time controlling their blood sugar levels. It's the proverbial … [Read more...]

Sleep Apnea Treatment Improves Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a risk factor for heart disease. Symptoms of metabolic syndrome include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugar, insulin resistance and excess weight in the abdomen. Many people with obstructive sleep apnea also suffer from metabolic syndrome. A study reported … [Read more...]

Diabetics Save Health Care Dollars With Dental Care

The long-term health care costs for diabetic patients can be staggering. In 2008 the American Diabetes Association reported that diabetes was in the top 10 for the most expensive diseases in the US. A recent review of insurance company data showed that insured diabetic patients who received dental … [Read more...]