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Posts From April, 2017

Diabetes and Oral Health

By Craig Smith
April 28, 2017

Research suggests that some people with periodontitis (severe gum disease) have a harder time keeping their blood sugar levels under control, whereas other people, whose blood sugar is not well controlled, may have trouble with gum disease. Gum Disease Plaque is a thin layer of bacteria that constantly forms on everyone’s teeth. Gum disease develops ... read more


Oral Piercing: Not as safe as you think

By Craig Smith
April 21, 2017

Piercing may seem daring, cool and totally safe because some celebrities use piercing to flaunt their particular style or attitude. But piercing the tongue, lips, cheeks or uvula (the tiny tissue that hangs at the back of the throat) is not as safe as some would have you believe. That’s because the mouth’s moist environment—home ... read more


Quitting Tobacco: You can do it!

By Craig Smith
April 14, 2017

Do you smoke or use chewing tobacco? Rarely a day goes by without a magazine, newspaper, or TV news report carrying a message about tobacco-related medical problems — the dangers of lung disease, cancer, heart problems and low-birth weight babies. Perhaps you even tune out those messages because you don’t want to quit just yet—or ... read more


Sippy Cups and Your Child’s Teeth

By Craig Smith
April 7, 2017

As soon as teeth appear in the mouth, decay can occur. One of the risk factors for early childhood caries (sometimes called baby bottle tooth decay or nursing mouth syndrome) is frequent and prolonged exposure of a baby’s teeth to liquids, such as fruit juice, milk or formula, which all contain sugar. Tooth decay can ... read more


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